1st Bilingual Education Fair of New York

Saturday, October 11
Hunter College

There are many reasons to raise kids bilingual, from maintaining their heritage to preparing them for a globalized world.

FrenchMorning.com in partnership with the French-American Foundation, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy have created New York’s first Bilingual Education Fair to help parents answer difficult questions:

- Which language should we speak at home?
- What if she mixes languages?
- Where can I find other families who speak the same language?
- How should I choose a school for my bilingual child?


More than 60 schools (in 8 languages), publishers, experts will be here to answer your questions, along with roundtables and activities for kids and grownups:

View list of schools and exhibitors here


- 10 am: The bilingual brain, how it works, with Nate Cornish (co-Director of Clinical Services Bilingual Therapies); Adrian Garcia-Sierra Ph.D. (Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington); Loraine K. Obler, Ph.D. (CUNY Graduate Center, NY).

- 11 am: How to open a Dual Language Program in your public school, moderated by Fabrice Jaumont, with French, Italian, Japanese, Russian & German parents).

- 2 pm: Bilingual Education: passport to success or limit to assimilation? with Nairán Ramírez Esparza, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology University of Connecticut); Elvira Swender, Ph.D. (Director of Professional Programs, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), NY) and Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

All day long, activities will be provided for kids and adults by: Le Camion des mots; Bilingual Birdies; FIAF

Sponsors: Delegation Generale du Quebec a New York, FGR+S Feldman, Golinski, Reedy + Senouf

More on the event + registration here :

Last modified on 02/10/2014

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