I recently had the absolute pleasure of participating in the Sharjah Children’s Book Festival in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The experience was nothing short of inspiring, enlightening, and thought-provoking.Continue reading
Author Archives: Fabrice Jaumont
Arabic Language Learning in Europe: Realities of Policy & Practice (Brussels)
I was thrilled to participate in the symposium on Arabic Language Learning in Europe: Realities of Policy & Practice, which took place in Brussels on May 8-9. As a language enthusiast, I have always been interested in the importance of language learning in education policies. I believe that the recognition of Arabic as the fifth most spoken language in the world is a significant development that warrants attention from language educators and policymakers.Continue reading
Exploring Bilingualism and Education during the Paris Book Fair
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a couple of stimulating discussions on bilingualism and education with two experts in the field, Ellen Bialystok and Hélène Léone. The conversation took place during the Festival du Livre of Paris (21-23 April 2023) and at the beautiful Salons of the Mairie in the 16th arrondissement (20 April 2023).Continue reading
Exciting news for language and education enthusiasts! A Bilingual Revolution for Africa, a new book examining the potential of multilingual education across Africa, has just been released. This book, edited by Ayé Clarisse Hager-M’Boua and myself, brings together educators, researchers, and actors on the ground to explore the benefits of dual-language education in various sectors and countries of Africa.
The book’s preface is written by Yao Ydo, Director of UNESCO International Bureau of Education, while the introduction is written by Ayé Clarisse and I. The book is divided into four parts, each containing essays on various topics related to bilingual education in Africa.Continue reading
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (United Arab Emirates)
I am thrilled to share that I have been invited to be a special guest at the 14th edition of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF23) in the United Arab Emirates. On behalf of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and its chairman Mr. Ahmad Al Ameri, I was extended an invitation to participate in the festival that is scheduled to take place from May 03 to 14, 2023.
As an author, educator, and an advocate for bilingual education, I am very excited to share my work and knowledge with the festival attendees. I have been asked to be part of a distinct discussion titled ‘The importance of raising a trilingual generation: Children with three languages.’ I am thrilled to share my expertise in this area and hope to benefit the thousands of readers and visitors who attend the festival every year.Continue reading
Je suis ravi de partager avec vous la sortie de notre livre co-dirigé avec Kathleen Stein-Smith, intitulé “Le français autour de nous, Langue française et culture francophone aux États-Unis”. Ce livre raconte l’histoire de la langue française et de la culture francophone en Amérique, en se concentrant sur les Franco-Américains, descendants des premiers explorateurs français et des immigrants canadiens-français, ainsi que sur les francophones arrivés plus récemment sur cette rive de l’Atlantique.
L’ouvrage est un voyage fascinant en plein cœur de la culture américaine et des nombreuses communautés francophones du pays. Il explore les nombreuses façons dont le français est présent dans la vie quotidienne des Américains, à travers les noms de famille, de lieux et les aliments que l’on consomme, mais aussi dans les valeurs, les familles, les quartiers et les communautés. Il s’adresse à tous, quelle que soit vos origines, car la francophonie américaine est liée à de nombreuses langues et cultures ayant façonné les États-Unis et avec lesquelles elle s’entremêle parfois.Continue reading
Upcoming talks in Paris
Le saviez-vous ? Les langues étrangères que nous apprenons et pratiquons tout au long de notre vie ont un impact significatif sur notre existence, tant sur le plan cognitif que social et émotionnel. Que ce soit à des âges différents et pour des objectifs multiples, le plurilinguisme s’acquiert de manière variée. Découvrez pourquoi il est crucial d’analyser ce phénomène et ses effets sur les individus et les familles.Continue reading
Italy Tour for La Rivoluzione Bilingue
Dr. Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York. He will give several talks in Rome and Naples in February 2023. On February 22, he will present his work at the University Roma Tre at the invitation of the Language Center. On February 23, the University of Naples Federico II will host his talk entitled: The Bilingual Revolution / La Rivoluzione bilingue : The Future of Education is in Two Languages / Il futuro dell’istruzione in due lingue, in partnership with Bilingualism Matters. In addition, he will meet with officials at the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit, as well as take part in discussions and book signings with several organizations.Continue reading
President Macron launches French for all fund during State visit
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.Continue reading