Language Matters: A Conversation on The Bilingual Revolution

On March 1, Global Language Project organized a conversation and book signing around my book, The Bilingual Revolution as part of Language Matters, an ongoing series designed to support Global Language Project’s mission of expanding access to world-language education for students in underserved communities. Each breakfast or lunch features a guest speaker who is a business leader or celebrity, followed by a moderated discussion.


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[video] Presentation of the Bilingual Revolution at the American Library in Paris

Last November, I presented my book The Bilingual Revolution and the importance of bilingual education at The American Library in Paris, an event co-organized with the Association of American Women in Europe. You can read about it here.

Below is the video of my talk, followed by a Q&A [in English]:

Video edited by Sabina Cristian.

The Bilingual Revolution at La Librairie des Enfants

Great exchange today at la Librairie des Enfants, a cute bookstore in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Parents and educators came in to chat about bilingualism, dual-language education, and The Bilingual Revolution. Among the languages represented we had Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Kabyle, and English.


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In Memoriam: Giselle Gault-McGee

A few days ago, NYC school principal Giselle Gault-McGee passed away after a long battle with cancer. Indomitable, fearless, and bold she was a bilingual revolutionary who helped us launch New York’s first French dual-language program at her school, P.S. 58 in Brooklyn. Below is how I portrayed her in my book, The Bilingual Revolution. She will be missed!

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The Bilingual Revolution reviewed by The Epoch Times

Here is a recent review of my book, The Bilingual Revolution, The Future of Education is in Two Languages, written by Frederic Colier for The Epoch Times’ Books du Jour column, alongside Tides, by Jonathan White, Say Bonjour to the Lady: Parenting From Paris to New York, by Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque, and Never Out of Season by Rob Dunn.

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Building Bridges: Brooklyn’s First Korean Dual Language Program Initiative

Last Saturday, I met with a group of parents willing to create Brooklyn’s first Korean dual language program. I was thrilled to share some ideas with this group as well as help them understand what steps to follow in order to create a Korean dual language program in a local public school – Brooklyn’s first. The meeting was hosted by Korean American community leader and film maker Nari Kye who is determined to make this program come to life.

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“Creating a Bilingual Revolution in Our Schools,” my Interview for Liz Daly’s Culture Digest

I was interviewed earlier this Month by Elizabeth Rose Daly for her blog, Liz daly’s Culture Digest. I spoke about my new book The Bilingual Revolution, the development of dual-language programs in New York City public schools, and the various models applied by the different linguistic communities I worked with (Polish, German, Japanese, etc.). Continue reading

NYC Bilingual Fair and First Ich Bin Expat Fair

I was thrilled to take part in both NYC’s Bilingual Fair and the Ich Bin Expat Fair today. The first event was hosted by French Morning and Fordham University and gathered hundreds of exhibitors and participants from various linguistic communities.  The second event was hosted CityKinder, a New York-based group, and offered a multitude of opportunities to meet German businesses, schools, and community organizations. I was able to take part in several talks on bilingual education and share insights on the Bilingual Revolution while meeting with parents and educators from the Tri-State and beyond who shared the same desire to see more dual language programs open in schools everywhere.
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[FR] Critique de La Révolution bilingue par le blog Jeux 2 Langues

Merci à Isabelle Barth pour avoir publié une critique de mon livre  La Révolution bilingue, le futur de l’éducation s’écrit en deux langues sur son blog Jeux 2 Langues/Multilingual Cafe.

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Fantastic Conversation with Vanessa Handal-Ghenania at La Maison d’Art in Harlem

Last Tuesday evening, I was in Harlem to talk about my book, The Bilingual Revolution, and exchange views on dual-language education with the audience. The talk was hosted by Stephanie Calla, founder of La Maison d’Art in Harlem, and moderated by Vanessa Handal-Ghenania, bilingualism expert who founded ArcEnCiel preschool, Petits Poussins Too and Bilingual Nest. Continue reading