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?

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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

Roundtables:

- 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)

Activities:
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 :
http://bilingualfair.org/

Dernière modification : 02/10/2014

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