The Bilingual Revolution Reviewed by Kathleen Stein-Smith

Cover Art by Raymond Verdaguer

Here is a recent review of my book, The Bilingual Revolution, The Future of Education is in Two Languages, written by Kathleen Stein-Smith, Chair of the AATF Commission on Advocacy, for the Global Studies Literature Review, published by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

You can read the full review here (pp. 24-25) or download the issue No. 9 for free here.

In this practical and informative volume, Jaumont makes a case for foreign language learning from the earliest grades while also empowering parents and communities to advocate for their heritage languages and the role these languages play in cultural identity.

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The personal, cognitive, and professional benefits of bilingualism are recurring themes, and Jaumont examines them convincingly in chapter 12, “Why Dual-Language Education is Good for Your Child.” Equally important themes are that of equity—of educational equity for children from different linguistic backgrounds—and why the public schools, available to all, should be the setting for bilingual learning available to all students.

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The Bilingual Revolution is a valuable guide for every foreign language educator seeking to empower, educate, and engage stakeholders about the power of foreign language education in a globalized world.