The goal is to list all information about French language in Ohio. This should be a ressource for all interested in the topic: Francophone expats (parent and children), teachers, translators, schools, institutions use the French language for fun and work.
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Ohio has over 45,000 speakers of French, French Creole, and Cajun French. (AATF)
Ohio ranks #9 in the country in terms of French ancestry population with 233,603 French people in the state representing 2% of the state’s population. (Census Bureau)
Sister Cities International (Ohio-France and Francophone World)
The US-France economic partnership amounts to over $100 billion in trade of goods & services per year. The $2.8 billion in Ohio-France trade is primarily in Transportation equipment, Machinery, Metal Mfg, and Chemicals
590,600 jobs have been created by French firms in the United States, including 18,300 in Ohio. There are over 70 French subsidiaries in Ohio.
The French Treasury in the U.S. publishes The French Economic Footprint in the U.S. on their website http://www.frenchtreasuryintheus.org and on Twitter @FRTreasury_US . Also, you can view the France-Ohio report PDF.
How are French schools different?
Name and Programs:
Laurel School ~ Lyman Circle Campus Website
Ecole Kenwood Alternative Elementary School Website
Shaker Heights: Website http://www.shaker.org/ForeignLanguage.aspx
Exchange Program with Lycée Flaubert, Rouen:
Case Western University
Contact: Cheryl Toman, Professor of French and Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Contact: Fabienne Pizot-Haymore, Lecturer of French and Managing Director of the International French for Specific Purposes Exam Center
Ohio - Fisher College of Business https://fisher.osu.edu/
Program: Spend four weeks on the Summer Exchange Program at one of our partner universities in Strasbourg, France- Ecole de Management Strasbourg.
Teachers and Tutors - contact information
Associations and institutions:
La Maison Française de Cleveland http://www.maisonfrancaisedecleveland.org
P.O. Box 606058, Cleveland, OH 44106
Tel (216) 283-1866
Contact: Doug Amberman and Nancy Conrady
Alliance Française de Toledo http://www.aftoledo.com
Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd., Suite 102, Toledo, OH 43615
Tel (419) 537-9024
Contact: Lilliane Dockett
Ohio Foreign Language Association https://www.ofla-online.org
L'OFLA mission: Every Ohio student will be proficient in a second language, which is essential to a world-class education.
L'OFLA vision: The Ohio Foreign Language Association is committed to articulated, standards-based world language study beginning in the primary grades, so that every learner, from early childhood through adult, acquires a high level of communicative and intercultural competence.
Contact: Milton Alan Tuner
Ohio AATF http://aatfohio.wordpress.com
L'Ohio AATF mission: The purpose of this organization shall be to serve the interests and needs of teachers of French and the teaching of French at all levels of instruction, in both public and private schools, to stimulate professional growth, and to foster interest in French language, literatures, and cultures.
Social media: Facebook Page
Contact: Nicole Hamlon
French Immersion Schools http://www.frenchculture.org/education/studies/immersion/ohio.html
Learn French with hobbies (food, museum, zoo, music, choir)
Learn French with sport (ballet, soccer, tennis)
Travel etiquette (French, French Canadian, Belge, Swiss)
Google Translate: Google Translate is a free multilingual machine translation service developed by Google, to translate text from one language into another.
Books recommended by levels
Consul Général de France - Chicago http://www.consulfrance-chicago.org
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 327-5200 / Fax: (312) 327-5201
Agence consulaire de Cleveland
200 Public Square, Suite 2800, Cleveland, OH 44114-2301
Tel: (216) 621-7277 / F (216) 241-2824
Contact: M. Stephen (Josh) Knerly
Agence consulaire de Cincinnati
9253 Village Green, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Tel: (513) 791-5970
Contact: Mrs. Anne Cappel
Consulate General of Canada - http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/detroit/
600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100, Detroit, MI 482-43-1798
Tel: (313) 567-2340 / Fax: (313) 567-2164
Québec Government Office in Chicago - Website: http://www.quebec-chicago.org
444 N. Michigan Avenue, Room 1900, Chicago, IL 60611-3977
Phone: (312) 645-0392 / Fax: (312) 645-0542
Belgian Consular Representatives in Ohio
312 Walnut Street Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4029
Phone (513) 352-6700 / Fax (513) 241-4771
Contact: Mr. Paul ALLAER, Honorary Consul - Thompson Hine LLP
Consulate of Switzerland https://www.eda.admin.ch/newyork
4100 Pine Hill Court, Cleveland, Ohio 44133
Phone +1 440 623 9099
email: firstname.lastname@example.org and affaires consulaires email@example.com