Thank you, Mr. President, for launching our new fund, French for All, as part of the State Visit. Hosted by FACE Foundation, French for All, is a program that seeks to encourage bilingualism and dual-language education, and widen access to French teaching tools in public schools and universities across the United States.
French for All is composed of four initiatives:
1/The French Heritage Language Program helps French-speaking immigrants and young Americans with francophone backgrounds maintain linguistic and cultural heritage, with a focus on West African and Caribbean cultures.
2/The French Dual Language Fund expands and supports bilingual K-12 programs in public schools. These programs focus mainly on Title 1 schools and supports communities in 182 schools over 30 US states and counting.
3/The French in Higher Education Program addresses ongoing loss of foreign language departments across colleges & universities. It supports the modernization of French departments through calls for projects.
4/The New Pathways to Teaching French Program targets the shortage of foreign language instructors in schools. It leverages the skills of French-speaking Americans of all backgrounds to train a new generation of French teachers.
Overall, the French for All program seeks to expand access to language education and to make bilingualism more attainable, to succeed in today’s world.
To support this fund, please donate via this link: https://lnkd.in/e5kBa8jx