Launch of The Bilingual Revolution in Arabic at 34th Sharjah International Book Fair

Photo by WAM

I am thrilled to take part in the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair where I will share the floor with an impressive list of participating authors, poets, bloggers, movie stars and award-winning musicians, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, America’s most-loved host, Steve Harvey, Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author, Elisabetta Dami, a bestselling children’s author from Italy whose Geronimo Stilton series that my daughters love, and many more authors according to Gulf Today: Over 60 luminaries to topline Sharjah book fair.

The guests’ list includes two authors from Algeria – Wasini Al Araj, the author of ‘The Jasmine Necklace’ and ‘The Andalucian House’; and Ahlam Mosteghanemi, the author of‘ Memory in the Flesh’, for which she won the 1998 Naguib Mahfouz Award; Egyptian novelist Ahmed Murad, author of the book ‘Blue Elephant’; and Omani author Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize. And there are many more as this article from UAE News confirms: Galaxy of Popular Arab Literary Figures at 38th Sharjah International Book Fair.

The fair will also provide the perfect setting for the release of my book, The Bilingual Revolution, in the Arabic language. Thank you Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd and Austin Macauley Publishers UAE for publishing my book: الثورة ثنائية اللغة https://austinmacauley.ae/ar/books/الثورة-ثنائية-اللغة/ Particular thanks to Mariam Moustafa and Majd Sarah for translating this book, and to French artist Raymond Verdaguer for creating this unique book cover.

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Since Sharjah has been chosen as the World Book Capital this year, the 38th Sharjah Book Fair is a significant one. The fair will run from October 30 till November 9 at Expo Centre in Sharjah. Thank you, Sharjah Book Authority for the invitation.

European Priorities and the Potential of Multilingual Education

On September 26 –the European Day of Languages set to help raise awareness for multilingualism in Europe– I was invited to Brussels for the 2nd European Education Summit and presented a U.S. perspective on the growth and potential of dual-language education, particularly as European nations seek to adopt new educational approaches to educating the youth while accepting more immigrant families into their school systems.

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Episode 10: Marc Maurice

Chef d’établissement, éducateur passionné et défenseur de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, Marc Maurice est l’invité du 10ème épisode de mon podcast Révolution Bilingue.

Né en Haïti et installé aux États-Unis depuis les années 70, il nous parle de son intégration difficile dans ce pays, du multilinguisme en Haïti et de la New York French-American Charter School (NYFACS), une école bilingue unique en son genre qu’il dirige depuis quelques années à Harlem.

Le podcast “Révolution Bilingue” est proposé par French Morning avec le soutien de CALEC (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities).

Écoutez l’épisode ici, sur le site de French Morning ou sur iTunes Podcast.

Rewolucja Dwujezyczna

#TBRBooks – The Bilingual Revolution is now available in POLISH: Rewolucja Dwujezyczna: Przyszlosc edukacji jest w dwóch jezykach. 🇵🇱

Pomyslana jako praktyczna i dostepna ksiazka, która wspomoze Twój projekt, Rewolucja Dwujezyczna, jest historia ruchu zapoczatkowanego na Brooklynie opowiedziana przez pryzmat rodziców i pedagogów, którzy zalozyli programy dwujezyczne w swoich szkolach, aby pokazac, ze edukacja bilingwalna jest dobrem wspólnym, które powinno byc powszechnie dostepne, poniewaz moze pozytywnie zmienic dziecko, szkole, a nawet caly kraj.

📖 dostępny w miękkiej oprawie i ebook: tbr-books.org
okładka artystyczna Raymond Verdaguer

Twenty Years of Bilingual Revolution

The things one finds cleaning one’s closet! Here is a certificate I received in 1999 for participating in the International Symposium on Bilingualism and Biliteracy through Schooling organized by Professor Ofelia García and Long Island University. At the time, I was in charge of Ecole Bilingue’s Middle and Upper schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts (the school is now called the International School of Boston). The symposium was a way for me to catch some air after a busy semester and connect with a community of bilingual education researchers and practitioners from all over the world. I was very excited to attend this event and learn from the best, and I did. I not only left recharged and inspired, I left changed.

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