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.
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.
Join me at one of the following events that will happen in New York City, Boston, and Washington! I will present my new book The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, discuss dual-language program development with great moderators and, sign copies at each event! See you there!
Today I visisted The Language and Laughter Studio founded by Pascale Setbon in 2005. The Language and Laughter Studio is a bilingual pre-school in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. They are pioneers in bilingual education! The believe in progressive language education that is centered in arts integration, imagination, child-driven projects, and play based learning!
I met with entrepreneur Vanessa Handal-Ghenania who founded Petits Poussins too, a bilingual preschool in French and English in Harlem. Vanessa opened her first school in Harlem six years ago and is now working towards opening her fourth school, with Spanish this time. Her schools accept children six weeks old to four years old and expose them to languages all day long!
A rejuvenating tour of La Petite Ecole, a bilingual + arts preschool founded by Virgil de Voldere seven years ago, and now on three sites in New York with perhaps more to come. Start them young! Bilingualism is a gift for life, a gift that keeps on giving! And so are the arts. @lapetiteecolenyc