San Francisco

February 3, 2018, Le Méridien

The Fair

The Fair

More than 40 exhibitors in San Francisco

For the 1st edition of the Bilingual Education Fair in San Francisco, more than 40 companies and organizations will present their offers to parents and families.

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Kids' activities

Kids' activities

Free childcare with activities for kids all day

While you’re visiting the fair, our on-site childcare can take care of 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 February 3rd at Le Méridien.

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San Francisco

Le Méridien

February 3, 2018

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

40+ exhibitors

Schools, after-schools, camps, publishers.

Buy Your Tickets

$10 right now, $20 at door

Panels & Presentations Schedule

Throughout the day, we’ve organized panels and presentations about the importance of bilingual education, and how parents care provide their child with bilingual opportunities.

Growing up with two languages: The effect of bilingualism on cognitive development

Examining the role bilingualism plays on various aspects of cognition across development.


# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Growing up with two languages: The effect of bilingualism on cognitive development Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, M.A TBD Conference Room

Lycée Français de San Francisco (2)

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Marketplace

Speaking more than one language today is the new normal. More than half of the world's population speaks at least two languages. Knowing more than one language contributes to professional success. Beyond being able to communicate with people from various cultures and backgrounds, being bilingual has many hidden benefits that are desirable in today’s global workplace. Come hear from a bilingual expert what those benefits are and dispel some myths about bilingualism.
Dr. Mehdi Lazar is the head of school of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley since 2017. Passionate about multilingual education he has broad experience in teaching and managing international schools. He holds teaching and administrative credentials from the French Ministry of Education, a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in geopolitics, a post-graduate certificate in international relations, and a Doctoral degree in human geography from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He is the author of six books and numerous articles in the fields of international education and geography of the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Find more information about Mehdi Lazar here.

Table ronde: Fabrice Jaumont

# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Lycée Français de San Francisco (2) TBD TBD TBD
2 The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Marketplace Mehdi Lazar 2:00pm Conference room
3 Table ronde: Fabrice Jaumont TBD TBD Conference room

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