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Feb 14
Film Series
Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy at Norton Simon 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Feb 21
Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 with director Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 164 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60601
Feb 22
The Science of Sleep Bob Baker Marionette Theater 4949 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Conversations on Bilingual Education

Join us on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 for two special conversations with world-renown cognitive psychologist, Dr. Ellen Bialystok.  

An expert in cognitive psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a pioneer in bilingualism, Dr. Ellen Bialystok has been working on bilingualism for nearly 40 years and uses many methods, ranging from psychology to behavioral sciences and modern imagery, to support and deepen her research.

Both conversations will be moderated by Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attaché at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.

If you wish to attend one or both of the events, please RSVP to education@frenchculture.org


The Brain and the Potential of Bilingualism

On Friday, May 18 at 7pm, Dr. Bialystok will discuss her research on bilinguals and how she uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine the effect of bilingualism on cognitive processes across the lifespan. This event will be preceded by a presentation of the French Dual Language Fund by Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, Bénédicte de Montlaur

Date: Friday, May 18 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075 

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Bilingual Education for Young Children: Review of the Effects and Consequences

On Saturday, May 19 at 11:30am, Dr. Bialystok will examine research evaluating the outcomes of bilingual education for language and literacy levels, academic achievement, and suitability for children with special challenges. The focus is on early education and the emphasis is on American contexts. Special attention is paid to factors such as socioeconomic status that are often confounded with the outcomes of bilingual education. 

Date: Saturday, May 19 at 11:30 AM - 2 PM
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075 

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