The wildly successful New York edition of French Morning’s Bilingual Education Fair is back with even more participating organizations, more conferences, and more activities for kids of all ages.
In case you missed last year’s inaugural edition, the Bilingual Fair is an event that was created to help families who are interested in bilingual education for their children in any language navigate the many offerings available in the greater New York area. More than 70 organizations introduced themselves to over 800 visitors last year. In one month, the second edition will take place at Hunter College (on Lexington & 68th) from 9am-5pm.
Our lineup of conferences includes a dozen or so round table discussions and workshops that offer answers to those who are wondering just how far bilingual education can take them and their children. From the mysteries of early dual-language learning and how to support it at home, to what kinds of public programs are available in New York City (with a presentation by New York City Department of Education), there’s something for everyone on the list of conferences (hours to follow soon).
All of the French schools of the New York region will be here, so if French school is your dream (or your children’s dream) you can get the answers you need quickly rather than dedicating a whole afternoon to attending an open house. You can also find French book stores and editors like Bayard, Milan, Gallimard, l’Ecole des Loisirs, Albertine, Hexagram Books, and Scholastics, so you can stock up on French language literature for the year.
Parents of young children, don’t be shy! Admission for your little ones is free, and in true, glorious European fashion, free, onsite childcare is also available so that you can attend round table discussions and conferences and peruse stands distraction-free. Kids can also participate in multi-language activities all day long.
With the help of the French American Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, French will be well-represented at the Bilingual Fair. More than ever, though, the Fair is an international event with Iace representing Italian, CityKinder representing German among other new partners. A dozen languages will be present in all.
The Bilingual Education Fair is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and CityKinder, as well as XL Airways, the French American Foundnation, and the Lycée Français of New York and Miami.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon: