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Federal Seminar on Bilingual French Language Education in the U.S.

On October 29-30, 2015, in Washington DC, a federal seminar on bilingual French language education in the U.S. will be held, attracting 38 decisionmakers involved at the state, district or school level in bilingual French language education.
The aim of this seminar is to set up a network for American players in the realm of bilingual French language education, one that has not been existence up until today.
A workshop program will help deal with major issues 
  • Recruiting and training qualified teachers
  • Adapting educational media in the French language to American curricula
  • Continuing the school curriculum between the different primary and secondary levels
This event, organized by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, and supported by the Institut français, follows a roundtable discussion set up as part of the National Congress on bilingual education held in Salt Lake City (October 2014), which brought together approximately 20 participants involved in bilingual French language education.
The 134 schools with bilingual sections or French-language immersion in the US, covering 27 states, can be defined as bodies with highly diverse programs. It therefore seems necessary to facilitate exchanges between these establishments spread out geographically, by renewing the Salt Lake City encounter on a much greater level.