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French dual language and immersion programs are emerging and growing every year in public schools across the U.S., but public funding for these programs is limited. 

The French Dual Language Fund was launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation in response to the increasing demand for dual language education programs in public schools, where funds for such programs are often limited. 

The French Dual Language Fund aims to address the most critical needs of the network, including teacher training and retention, access to French pedagogical resources, and native speaker presence in classrooms, while supporting the expansion of new programs in public schools across the US. 

 

FUNDING INITIATIVES 

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the French Dual Language Fund will support the expansion of bilingual education and achieve the following objectives by 2022

GRANTS:
 
Support pedagogical projects in 200 schools ($150,000/year in grants)

SCHOLARSHIPS: 
Allocate scholarships for 120 future teachers ($150,000/year in scholarships)   

FRENCH TEACHING INTERN GRANTS: 
Fund 100 interns from France ($80,000/year in grants to schools)

 

DONORS

The French Dual Language Fund is made possible by contributions from:
Chanel, Inc., BIC, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, AXA, Best Buy, the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique, and Whole Foods.

We have currently raised $1.4 million of our goal of $2 million to support these initiatives over the next five years. Additional support will enable us to further expand the impact of bilingual education nationwide.

Learn more about supporting the French Dual Language Fund 

 

CONTACT

Karl Cogard
Education Attaché, Head of Educational Affairs Department, 
French Embassy in the United States
karl.cogard@diplomatie.gouv.fr
fdlf@face-foundation.org

 

Inauguration of the French Dual Language Fund by French President Emmanuel Marcon, Septemnber 20, 2017, CUNY New York City