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Ruée sur les classes d’immersion françaises au Texas – The Boom in French Immersion Classes au Texas”

By: l’article France-Amérique
Published: March 2017
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Why your bilingual child might drop your Language?

By: Bea Sieradzka, linguist and blogger on www.BornBilingual.org , specializes in bilingualism at children.
Published: September 6 2016 by the Huffingtonpost

It is a challenge in raising a bilingual child to provide an environment where he or she can be equally exposed to both languages. The theory is one thing, though, and real life experiences prove how difficult, if not impossible, it is to ensure that the child has a balanced exposure to both languages. For more click here.

Raising Bilingual Children; Who Should Speak What?

By: Kevin M. Wong
Published: April 01, 2016

Just the other day, I was on the subway in New York City when a family of three sat in the seats across from me. The mother was Japanese and spoke to her two children, who looked distinctly Eurasian, in Japanese. Asking about their day at school, the children replied in English, French and a little bit of Japanese, seamlessly switching between languages as if they were all one and the same. For more click here.

In Defense of French

By: Zack Simon
Published: June 2nd 2014
The following piece is a rebuttal to John McWhorter’s piece in The New Republic entitled, “Let’s Stop Pretending That French is an Important Language.”

“And when he told me French was a dead language, I knew it was true,” recounted a friend of mine’s mother a few months ago as I sat with his family having dinner in London. She was describing a conversation she had had with a French friend of hers. They were discussing the impending death of the French language — a popular topic of conversation among Americans and French alike. For more click here.

Bilingue: deux langues maternelles, une chance dans la vie

By: Dominique Salomon – Edité par : Emmanuel Ducreuzet
Published: Interview du Pr Philippe Duverger, pédopsychiatre au CHU d’Angers, 27 janvier 2014

Les nourrissons s’imprègnent de leur langue maternelle. Celle qu’utilisent leurs parents. Parfois, le père et la mère ne partagent pas la même. Résultat, l’enfant apprend deux voire trois ou quatre langues différentes. Une chance à coup sûr, dans la mesure où cette transmission se fait naturellement. For more click here.

The Economic Value of Languages?

By: Jacomine Nortier
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These were my last words in July, before I left for a long holiday trip to France. There I felt once more how it is to be in a country where you speak the language but not quite well enough to fully understand and use it with all of the finesse that native speakers do. I was happy to be with my partner with whom I could talk about every thinkable topic without linguistic barriers, despite the fact that our language is considered relatively unimportant in French eyes and is not understood by most. For more click here

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

By YUDHIJIT BHATTACHARJEE
Published: March 17, 2012

SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age. For more click here.

The bilingual advantage

by: CLAUDIA DREIFUS
Published:May 30, 2011

A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize last year for her contributions to social science. We spoke for two hours in a Washington hotel room in February and again, more recently, by telephone. An edited version of the two conversations follows. For more click here

Michelle Obama fait la promotion de la culture française

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17 good reasons for parents and school principals to choose French
1. Learning one language is not enough
In today’s world, speaking one foreign language is not enough. Students who speak several languages will increase their chances of finding a job, whether at home or abroad. Learning another language enriches the mind and opens up new horizons, both personal and professional. For more click here.