New York

November 23, 2019, Fordham University School of Law

The Fair

The Fair

More than 60 exhibitors in New York

For the fair’s 5th edition in New York, more than 50 companies and organizations will be here presenting their offers to parents and families.

As part of the event, winners of our essay contest on being bilingual have been recognized at an awards ceremony.

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Kids' activities

Kids' activities

Free childcare with activities for kids all day

While you are visiting the fair, we are offering a free on-site childcare for your kids. They’ll have fun (in different languages!) with lively storytelling, sing-alongs, art and crafts, puppet making, puppet shows, and clown shows.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

Hear stories of bilingual students

French Morning and Frenchly are calling on 7th-11th grade students for a San Francisco essay contest on being bilingual. Essays should be written in students’ best English. Essays will be judged on clarity, persuasiveness, originality, and how compelling the storytelling is.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at French Morning’s annual Bilingual Fair on November 3, at Fordham University School of Law.

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New York

Fordham University School of Law

November 23, 2019

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

60+ exhibitors

Schools, after-schools, camps, publishers

Buy Your Tickets

$5 right now, $15 at door

Last Year's Panels & Presentations Schedule

We are organizing panels and presentations about bilingual education for all parents interested to learn more about how successful this education is and how to give this education to their children. Here are the panels and presentations of last year’s edition.

Essay Contest Awards Ceremony NYC

Representatives will give away awards to best stories of bilingual students.
Among them: Roland Lescure, Deputy of French living abroad (Canada & US).

Panel: Fostering Bilingualism at Home

Organized by the Lycée Français de New York, this panel of experts and educators in bilingualism and bilingual education will offer guidance to parents, whether in bilingual or monolingual households, on how best to nurture a child's second or even third language at home.

Kathleen Stein-Smith will moderate the panel. She is the author of "The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit", and Associate University Librarian at Fairleigh Dickinson University — Metropolitan Campus, USA. She is also Chair of AATF Commission on Advocacy and member of ATA Education & Pedagogy Committee. She has taught foreign languages at high school and college level, taught adult learners, delivered TEDx talk on the U.S. foreign language deficit, and is author of books and several articles.

- Sylvia Edwards, a product of Caribbean descent, lived much of her formative years between the islands and Chicago as a child and young adult. She earned her Associates and Bachelors degrees in Chicago attending Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University. As a young adult she involved herself in volunteer work for various organizations including volunteering at one of Chicago’s toughest prisons dealing with female and male inmates and serving at homeless shelters. She trained for the Chicago chapter of Suicide prevention where she was a steadfast active representative taking on desperate nightly callers seeking help. As a committed crusader she was an on-call go between volunteer at the Rape Crisis Center for the survivors and police assigned to a specific hospital responding to survivors’ needs. Sylvia completed a year long mentorship for YouthAction YouthBuild of New York dedicated to assisting members in earning their High School equivalent degree, learn new skills and help broaden their worldly horizons to become productive and contributing citizens. As an advocate for empowering young ladies, Sylvia has spent numerous years passionately teaching and educating the importance of professional skills and socially acceptable protocols.
- Audrey Peverelli, Head of School, Lycée Français de New York. She joined the Lycée Français de New York in August 2018. She brings with her a 30-year career as teacher, director and founder of bilingual schools around the world, including in France, Switzerland, Venezuela and Brazil. She is an Argentine-born, British and Swiss citizen who speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, she was a fellow at Columbia University's prestigious Klingenstein Center. She serves on the Board of the Academy of International School Heads and is an advisor to the Board of Philosophy for Children.
- Marion Leroux, from Lunii. This little box tells audio stories to kids from 3 to 8 years old. Lunii allows children to experience an immersive audio universe through an innovative screenless device and original content.

# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony NYC Organized by French Morning 10:15am to 10:45am Conf. Room
2 Panel: Fostering Bilingualism at Home Organized by Lycée Français de New York 11:00am to 12:00pm Conf. Room

The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Dr Ansaldo is a Full Professor at the Communication Sciences and Disorders School of the Université de Montréal. She is also Lab Director at the Geriatrics Research Institute, of the same university, and responsible for the Neurosciences. Dr Ansaldo research focuses on experience-induced neuroplasticity in healthy and brain damaged elderly, with a particular interest in the effects of bilingualism on cognitive and brain ageing. Her works are internationally recognized, and have opened new avenues in the study of language experience and its effects on brain structures and functions. Dr Ansaldo is very much involved in knowledge transfer from research to the general public, serving among others as consultant for the Global Council on Brain Research.

Launching an Italian DL program in Manhattan

Annavaleria Guazzieri, Director Education Italian General Consulate, Ilaria Costa Executive Director IACE, Stefania Puxeddu and Benedetta Scardovi, founders of "In Italiano” will explain how they are fighting all together to promote Italian in New York's Public Schools. They will tell us more about what we can expect in the future.

# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain Ana Ines Ansaldo 12:00pm to 1:00pm Conf. Room
2 Launching an Italian DL program in Manhattan Organized by the Italian General Consulate and IACE 2:00pm to 3:00pm Conf. Room


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