There are many reasons to raise bilingual kids, from maintaining their heritage to preparing them for a globalized world. To help you answer questions such as which language to speak at home, or how to choose a bilingual school, join us on Saturday, October 11 for New York's First Bilingual Education Fair.
More than 60 schools (in 8 languages), publishers and experts will be there to answer your questions, along with roundtables and activities for kids and grownups.
-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.
Space is limited. Register early!
This event is organised by French Morning, in partnership with the French American Foundation, les Services Culturels de l'Ambassade de France and with the support of the Québec Government Office in New York.