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Embracing Linguistic Diversity at the Festival du Livre de Paris

We were thrilled to see the response to our French publications at the festival du livre de Paris. From bilingual education to cultural diversity, our books cover a wide array of topics aimed at promoting multilingualism, and they certainly seemed to strike a chord with the visitors. It was a pleasure to engage in thoughtful discussions and connect with fellow book lovers. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the event a success!

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Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating the launch of Ellen Bialystok’s latest book, “Bilingual Children,” in no less than the heart of France – the enchanting city of Paris. This event was more than just a book launch; it was a celebration of bilingualism, a testament to the power of language, and a testament to the growing recognition of the importance of bilingual education.

Our first rendezvous was at the Festival du Livre de Paris, an annual literary extravaganza that attracts authors, publishers, and book lovers from all corners of the world. Ellen Bialystok graced the event with her insightful discourse on her book, followed by a book signing session. It was a remarkable sight to see a line of people, young and old, waiting to get their copies of “Bilingual Children” signed by Ellen herself. This book is not just a read; it’s a journey into the world of bilingual children, filled with scientific research, personal narratives, and practical insights.

Our second event was an intellectual feast at the picturesque Salons of the Mairie in the 16th arrondissement. This discussion on bilingual education featured Ellen Bialystok, alongside esteemed experts Hélène H. Leone, and Fabrice Jaumont. The panel discussion was stimulating, with a palpable sense of passion in the room. The experts presented a compelling case for the benefits of bilingual education, not just for individual children but for families and communities as a whole.

Inspiring, educating, and promoting multilingualism is at the core of our mission at CALEC. The reception to “Bilingual Children” and our other French publications at the Festival du Livre de Paris, as well as the insightful discussion at Salons of the Mairie, reaffirms our commitment.

If you haven’t yet, get your copy of “Bilingual Children” here: You can also explore our other French publications at

We extend our sincere thanks to the authors, Ellen Bialystok and Fabrice Jaumont, and to our incredible team in Paris for their hard work and dedication. The success of these events was a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Stay tuned for more exciting events, book releases, and initiatives from CALEC. Until next year, Paris! 📖

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The Power of Bilingual Education: A Dialogue with Ellen Bialystok, Fabrice Jaumont, and Hélène Leone

We are thrilled to share a recent thought-provoking discussion involving two of CALEC’s distinguished authors, Ellen Bialystok and Fabrice Jaumont, and our new partner, the Bilingual Canadian School of Paris, represented by its founder Dr. Hélène Leone. This engaging conversation, organized during the Festival du Livre of Paris, aligns with CALEC’s mission of promoting language and cultural excellence, while fostering global understanding and inclusiveness. The event took place in the magnificent Mairie of the 16th arrondissement in Paris.

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Ellen Bialystok, a renowned Canadian psychology professor and Distinguished Research Professor at York University in Toronto, is also an Associate Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. She has authored the insightful book “Enfants bilingues: familles, éducation et développement,” which delves into the cognitive, social, and emotional effects of learning and using foreign languages throughout life, as well as the benefits and challenges of bilingual education in the context of globalization and cultural diversity. Hélène Léone is a dedicated educator with an unwavering commitment to bilingual education and academic excellence. Fabrice Jaumont is an author, researcher, and education advisor, as well as CALEC’s founder.

During this enlightening conversation, the three panelists delved into various aspects of bilingualism and education. The discussion highlighted the cognitive, social, and emotional advantages of learning foreign languages throughout life, emphasizing how bilingualism fosters cognitive flexibility, problem-solving skills, and empathy. The panelists underscored the power of bilingual education in nurturing cognitive development, enriching family life, and bridging cultural gaps.

The speakers also addressed the challenges and opportunities presented by bilingual education in the context of globalization and cultural diversity. While bilingual education faces obstacles such as limited resources, teacher training, and cultural resistance, it offers a unique opportunity to promote global understanding, inclusiveness, and cultural exchange. Supporting bilingual education in educational systems and communities involves advocating for policy changes, providing resources and support to educators and families, and raising awareness of the benefits of bilingualism. The conversation emphasized the crucial role of ongoing research, collaboration between researchers and educators, and professional development opportunities for teachers in advancing the field of bilingual education.

Join us at CALEC in celebrating our authors and partners, as we continue to champion language and cultural excellence in a diverse and interconnected world. Support us by ordering our books.

Suggested readings from our catalog:

Ellen Bialystok’s Bilingual Children: Family, Education, Development. Also available in French.
Fabrice Jaumont’s Conversations on Bilingualism. Also available in French, and soon in Spanish and Arabic.
And visit the Canadian Bilingual School of Paris founded by Helene Leone.

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Italy Tour for La Rivoluzione Bilingue

Dr. Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York. He will give several talks in Rome and Naples in February 2023. On February 22, he will present his work at the University Roma Tre at the invitation of the Language Center. On February 23, the University of Naples Federico II will host his talk entitled: The Bilingual Revolution / La Rivoluzione bilingue : The Future of Education is in Two Languages / Il futuro dell’istruzione in due lingue, in partnership with Bilingualism Matters. In addition, he will meet with officials at the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit, as well as take part in discussions and book signings with several organizations.

Special thanks to:

For more information on the talks, please send an email to

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For more information on Fabrice Jaumont or his publications, please visit

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Laissez les bons temps rouler in New Orleans

Several TBR Books authors attended the American Association of Teachers of French’s annual convention at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on July 11-14, 2022. The convention’s theme was: “Laissez les bons temps rouler: Explorer la diversité du monde francophone.”

New Orleans-based Rhonda Broussard signed copies of her new book, One Good Question, at the CALEC booth. Joseph Dunn, Scott Tilton, Emmanuel Kayembe, and Kathleen Stein-Smith, who contributed to the recently-released French All Around Us, gave a talk on language advocacy. The book made the headlines of Frenchly and French Morning last month with the following title: “French All Around Us: The Evolving French Language in the United States.”

CALEC’s booth featured many of our books, including The Heart of an Artichoke, by Linda Ashour and Claire Lerognon, which was recently featured by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie; Rose Alone by Sheila Decosse, recently discussed in the East Hampton Star; Can We Agree to Disagree by Agathe Laurent and Sabine Landolt who were recently interviewed by France-Amérique for the edition of their August magazine; Deana Sobel Lederman’s Rainbow, Masks, and Ice Cream trilogy, now available in 14 languages; Le projet Colibri by Vickie Frémont; Fabrice Jaumont’s Conversations on Bilingualism; Valerie Sun’s Navigating Dual Immersion, and many more.

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Book Talk: French is Literally Everywhere: Stories of Francophone Culture in the U.S.

How many times have you wished someone a bon voyage? What about bon appétit? Ever indulged in a fresh croissant or New Orleans-style beignets? Or even just a coffee from Pret À Manger? If you didn’t know it already, French is literally everywhere – in our history and values, in our families, and in our neighborhoods and communities. The United States’ relationship with the French language is as old as the United States itself, and even predates its creation. But have you ever wondered what French culture has given us, beyond the Statue of Liberty, the state of Louisiana, and à la carte menus? Join us May 5th!

Hosted live from New York at the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie on May 5, 2022, at 4pm and on Facebook Live with interpretation in French and in English via French Morning.

As part of the « Spring Festival of La Francophonie » and on the occasion of the release of the 2022 Report on the French Language Worldwide and of the book « French All Around Us », the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF), the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities (CALEC) and French Morning invite you to :

“A conversation on the French Language in the United States : history, commitment and future” #language #education #french #unitedstates #francophonie

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Book talk: La Révolution bilingue – April 19

Join us in Paris on April 19 for Fabrice Jaumont’s book talk and book signing around La Révolution bilingue. RSVP:

La Révolution bilingue est une aventure dans le meilleur sens du terme. Au travers d’interviews et d’histoires de pionniers dans le domaine de l’éducation bilingue, Fabrice Jaumont, auteur français établi à New York depuis 2001 et grand défenseur de l’éducation plurilingue aux Etats-Unis, fournit un argumentaire sur les avantages de l’enseignement en deux langues. En effet, l’éducation bilingue est l’un des grands biens publics de notre époque. Chaque famille, chaque communauté et chaque nation doit apprendre comment cette simple approche peut transformer un système scolaire entier. Le livre La Révolution bilingue est aujourd’hui disponible en onze langues et a permis à de nombreux enfants de bénéficier des atouts du bilinguisme.

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America’s Bilingual Century: A morning with Steve Leveen in conversation with Fabrice Jaumont

America’s Bilingual Century: How Americans Are Giving the Gift of Bilingualism to Themselves, Their Loved Ones, and Their Country

Imagine an America where kids have even more chance for success, thanks to their experiences in dual language and community-based heritage language schools. Where businesses gain an edge globally because they can literally speak their customers’ language. Where lifelong learners can become more than tourists in other countries and finely hone their brainpower. Join us on May 6 for a conversation with Steve Leveen and Fabrice Jaumont presented by The Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools & The Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities.

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[Book Talk] The Bilingual Revolution and the Future of Education in Two Languages

In this presentation, Fabrice Jaumont gives a dynamic description of the importance of being bilingual/multilingual and the value that it brings to individuals and communities. He describes the many dual language programs that are developing and thriving across the country, gives guidance for starting and sustaining these programs, and answers participants’ questions about the purpose and vitality of these programs. The event was organized by the Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools, a nationwide initiative, founded in 2012, to support, guide, and promote the interests of community-based heritage language schools and organizations across the United States. This event was held online via Zoom on April 2, 2020.

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New York Launch of La Rivoluzione Bilingue

The New York launch of La Rivoluzione Bilingue was a success. It was hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in their beautiful mansion on Park Avenue. The event was organized by InItaliano and the Consulate of Italy in New York.

InItaliano strives to keep parents informed about their options in their children’s education. Founded by Stefania Puxeddu, Benedetta Scardovi, and Francesco Fadda here is how InItaliano presented this event: “As we all know, in this country, parental involvement, along with the support of the DOE key players, is what makes the difference in this Bilingual Revolution. Together we can make informed decisions and make a change!” All net proceeds for “La Rivoluzione bilingue” were donated to InItaliano in support of Italian dual-language education in New York.
The book talk was introduced by Paolo Barlera, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, followed by Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy who reminded us of his country’s engagement for multilingualism and for the advancement of the Italian language in the United States. Education Director Annavaleria Guazzieri interviewed author Fabrice Jaumont and moderated the discussion. It was great to launch the Italian translation in such grand style with the author, the book’s cover artist, Raymond Verdaguer, and the book’s Italian translator Stefania Puxeddu all reunited for this event.
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Book Launch: Die bilinguale Revolution

Join us for the book launch of Die bilinguale Revolution.

The book launch has  been scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm:

We´ve also put up an event on the Goethe-Institut NY page on Facebook.

Please help spread the word and see you all next year!

The book is available on all major online retailers and on

All the best,


Ajkuna Hoppe

Educational Liaison/Bildungskooperation Deutsch

Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Tel.: +1 (212) 439-8704