Upcoming Talk: Eshraqat Festival – Abu Dhabi – Nov. 9

Looking forward to this talk in Abu Dhabi as part as the Eshraqat Festival organized by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. The festival’s objective is to promote the notion that tolerance is knowledge, and that the values of tolerance represented in knowing others, dialogue and respect while accepting pluralism, diversity, peace and other human values that celebrate and promote coexistence, become possible through knowledge. This mission resonates well with me and my books on bilingualism and dual-language education in particular which I see as a way of building bridges between communities.

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Upcoming Book Talk at the European Commission’s EPALE Conference

In this conversation, Dr. Fabrice Jaumont will delve deeper into the topics of bilingualism, bilingual education, and cognitive development. He will also discuss his books Conversations on Bilingualism and The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, which expand on the work of the author to advance multilingualism, empower multilingual families and linguistic communities, and foster cross-cultural understanding.

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Night of Ideas: Where are we going?

Where are we going?
Hopefully, we are going away from monolingualism and onward to establishing language as a critical life skill, through developing and implementing bilingual education programs, promoting diversity, reducing inequality, and helping to provide quality education. For that, we need to protect world cultural heritage and support teachers, authors, and families by providing the necessary knowledge and resources to create vibrant multilingual communities. #nightofideas

New book: French All Around Us – March 20, 2022

New book is out for Francophonie Day! Sortie de ce nouveau livre pour la journée de célébration mondiale de la Francophonie.

Bravo à ma co-éditrice, Kathleen Stein-Smith, et aux auteurs : Mélissa Baril, Timothy Beaulieu, Elizabeth Blood, David Cheramie, Melody Desjardins, Anthony DesRois, Joseph Dunn, Georgie Ferguson, Katharine Harrington, Marine Havel, Marguerite Justus, Emmanuel Kayembe, Etienne Kouakou, Mark Labine, Ben Levine, Julia Schulz, Jesse Martineau, Monique Cairns, Jean Mirvil, Jerry Parker, Robert Perreault, Scott Tilton, Agnès Tounkara, David Vermette.

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Language Advocacy Days 2022

Language Advocacy virtual meetings on Capitol Hill with the office of Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and many others, to support World Language Advancement, Heritage & Bilingual Education, the Seal of Biliteracy, Access & Equity in International Education, and Native American Languages, as part of Joint National Committee for Languages-National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) Language Advocacy Days 2022.

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