The Bilingual Revolution Webinar Series

The Cultural Services of the Embassy of France are inviting you to a series of webinars for parents and educators who are interested in creating bilingual dual-language programs in public schools. 

Join author and education attaché Fabrice Jaumont and guests to learn how you can make a difference in your community by starting dual-language programs and providing opportunities for more children to become multilingual. 

This series is divided into three episodes:

1- COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Reaching out to the Community and Creating a Base of Interested Families. 

In order to create a dual-language program in your local school you’ll need to connect with dozens, if not hundreds, of individuals in your community and form a base of interested families. You can start by forming a core group of parents you know and trust. These are parents who will take part in your shared vision even if they do not have children who will benefit from this initiative. This webinar will help you understand the cultural nuances upon which a specific community will judge your proposal, identify partners, and create committees that will support your initiative. Guest speakers will include parents who have successfully created dual-language programs as well as school principals.

 

 

2- LOCATING A SCHOOL: Developing a Convincing Rationale and Locating a Host School. 

Once your group is organized you must prepare your data  and present it to a principal and/or a school community. Before approaching a school principal with your proposal, it is advisable to build a rationale for a local strategy as well as a persuasive argument that will help you convince the school principal as well as other appropriate administrators of the importance of your proposal. This webinar will help you develop a convincing rationale and develop a strategy to locate a school. Guest speakers will include parents who have successfully created dual-language programs as well as school principals. 

3-LAUNCHING THE PROGRAM : a Successful Dual-Language Program from Day One

Once the school principal is on board, you and your group must focus your attention on several other aspects. Most importantly, you will have to secure the required number of families, make sure that they enroll their children in the program, provide support at all levels, organize fundraisers, and create partnerships. Guest speakers will include parents who have successfully created dual-language programs as well as school principals.

 

 

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