Embracing Bilingualism, A Global Perspective

It was exciting to be part in a conference on bilingualism organized by Community School District 14 Superintendent, Alicja Winnicki, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.

District 14 in Brooklyn is the home of numerous dual language programs including Chinese at P.S. 250, French at P.S. 110, German at P.S. 18, Japanese at P.S. 147, Polish at P.S. 34, programs which are actually featured in my book, The Bilingual Revolution.

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[ES] La Revolución Bilingüe en la Ciudad de México

El sábado pasado, participé en un panel sobre el futuro de la educación bilingüe y multilingüe en México con Cristina Rascón (escritora, economista y traductora literaria. Directora y socia fundadora de Skribalia, escuela global de escritores en línea), Jonathan Payne (profesor International Baccalaureate, Churchill College) y Renata Somar (traductora literaria, narradora. Coordinadora regional Proyecto Échange, Directora agencia Pli selon pli).

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The Bilingual Revolution in Mexico City

Last Saturday, I participated in a panel on the future of bilingual and multilingual education in Mexico with Cristina Rascón (writer, literary translator, and director of Skribalia, a global school of online writers), Jonathan Payne (International Baccalaureate teacher at Churchill College) and Renata Somar (guitarist, literary translator, regional coordinator of Proyecto Échange , and director of Pli selon pli agency).

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[FR] Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?

Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?
Par Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

Université du Cap. Afrique du Sud : 80 902 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Gates

Université Makere. Ouganda : 42 352 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Rockefeller

Université de Kwazulu-Natal, Afrique du Sud : 28 742 000 $
Premier donateur : Carnegie Corporation of New York

Université du Ghana, 19 992 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Ford

Université d’Ibadan, Nigeria : 14 162 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation MacArthur

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French Teachers Unite Around Biliteracy

On March 3, 2018, French teachers took part in a day-long workshop focusing on bi-literacy and the teaching of French in New York City. The “Building Biliteracy” teacher workshop was hosted by Boerum Hill School for International Studies in partnership with the American Association of Teachers of French and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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Heritage Language Conference in Los Angeles

I was thrilled to take part in the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages in Los Angeles (February 1617, 2018). The conference was organized by National Heritage Language Resource and focused on heritage and community language studies as a multi-disciplinary field. Papers, posters, and panels relevant to heritage language research and pedagogy were presented from the perspective of disciplines that include, but are not limited to, the following: anthropology, education, applied linguistics, linguistics, assessment, policy, bilingualism, psychology, demographics, sociology.

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