Looking Toward the Future: Championing Bilingual Education Friday, April 24 at 5:00 pm EST Register via Zoom
The International Education Student Board is excited to host our first webinar with Dr. Fabrice Jaumont, who will be speaking about his book, The Bilingual Revolution. Join us to learn about his work supporting language immersion programs in New York City schools and how to build opportunities for students to become bilingual. Moving away from the English dominated education in the US, Dr. Jaumont has pioneered the way to advocate for more bilingual schools in the United States. We will have the opportunity to hear from him and ask questions surrounding advocacy for bilingualism. Attendees will also learn how monolingual speakers can help pioneer new ways of language learning.
Speaker Information: Nicknamed “the Godfather of language immersion programs” by the New York Times, Fabrice Jaumont has more than 25 years of experience in international education and the development of multilingual programs. He currently serves as Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States and is executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities; an adjunct professor in international education at NYU Steinhardt; and a research fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. He hosts a podcast and a blog, speaks to audiences world-wide, and has published five books. The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages provides inspirational vignettes and practical advice for parents and educators who want to create a dual-language program in their own school. His most recent book, The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift in U.S. Foreign Language Education, co-written with Kathleen Stein-Smith, touches on the issue of a foreign language deficit in the United States and sets the stage for a new paradigm in our approach to teaching and learning languages. Fabrice is a powerful advocate for immersion programs and bilingualism around the world. NECTFL recently awarded him the 2020 James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award.
Special Thanks to: Lauren Rato, Zach Rush, Cassie Zhang, Zige Zhao