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

[Upcoming Talk] 2021 European Language Label – Brussels

My next talk is on April 28 for the 2021 European Language Label ceremony. The conference and presentation are organized by The European Commission, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FOREM, Bruxelles Formation, AEF-Europe and Epale. The aim of the European Language Label is to promote and encourage innovative initiatives in the teaching and learning of languages. It rewards new approaches in the field of language teaching, contributes to their notoriety and thus promotes good practices. By supporting innovative initiatives at local and national level, the Label seeks to improve the quality of language education in Europe.

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[Upcoming Book Talk] America’s Bilingual Century

Imagine an America where kids have even more chance for success, thanks to their experiences in dual language and community-based heritage language schools. Where businesses gain an edge globally because they can literally speak their customers’ language. Where lifelong learners can become more than tourists in other countries and finely hone their brainpower. Join us on May 6 for a conversation with Steve Leveen and Fabrice Jaumont presented by The Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools & The Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities.

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