It was great to see so much interest for multilingualism and bilingual education in Washington, DC last Saturday! The CALEC team, which included Yenlik and Meichen took part in DC Immersion’s Multilingual Education Fair with a table loaded with books, brochures, and goodies! We were thrilled to make so many new connections! 🙂 Many thanks to DC Language Immersion Project for your amazing work! 👏
I was honored to deliver a keynote speech during Language Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. I shared my views on language education and the potential of dual-language immersion programs for our societies.
Monolingualism can be cured. It is the illiteracy of the 21st century. Being bilingual is the new norm and it must start with our youngest citizens by affording them with as many advantages as possible. Bilingual education is a universal good that should be offered to everyone. Dual-language education is a pathway to respect, tolerance, and mutual understanding in our shrinking world.