Attend FASPS’s January 20, 2022, Open House on Zoom

Please join us on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Zoom (link to be emailed) for our next virtual open house. Our open houses are a great way to discover FASPS, to learn more about our unique, harmonized bilingual program, and to meet our teachers, students, and current parents from preschool (24 months) through grade 5. [Note: If you are interested in learning more about our Middle School specifically (Grades 6–8), please email Déborah Worrall, FASPS’s director of admissions, at Admissions@FASPS.org for further details. Thank you!]

“Fostering Bilingualism / Plurilingualism in Children”

 
Presentation Title: Fostering Bilingualism / Plurilingualism in Children: An Overview of Key Questions & Best Practices
 
Presentation Description: “My talk on January 26 will provide a practical overview of key concepts linked to bilingual and plurilingual education. Drawing on current research in the fields of applied linguistics, bilingual and plurilingual education, and the cognitive and social dimensions of language, as well as on my personal experience as a language learner and the father of trilingual children, my talk explores common questions and best practices to guide parents and caregivers seeking to support children's ability to learn to use more than one language with confidence and competence in everyday life. My talk will address the value and advantages of bilingualism / plurilingualism in our modern, interconnected world, as well as the myths, realities, challenges, and strategies that can be implemented to foster our children’s ability to benefit from the gift of bilingualism and plurilingualism.”
 
Presenter: Jérémie Séror, PhD, is a full professor and director of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on language socialization processes in plurilingual and pluricultural environments. His current projects explore the dynamics and impact of immersion programs in university settings, the development of biliteracy / pluriliteracy, and the study of writing strategies and processes in digital spaces.
 
Presentation Details:
 
  • When: Wednesday, January 26, 12:00–1:30pm (PST)
  • Where: Zoom
  • Click Here to Register to Attend: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Parent To-Do List:

Dear Parents: Please bookmark our new FASPS Parent To-Do List webpage. We understand that everyone is incredibly busy under the best of circumstances, and we are endeavoring to do our best to keep our parents on track with tasks and deadlines. If you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve our FASPS Parent To-Do List webpage, do not hesitate to email KyleL@FASPS.org. Thank you!

“Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children”

 
Watch this lively and engaging conversation with Ellen Bialystok, PhD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of bilingualism (recorded January 28, 2021).

Request Information About FASPS

FASPS inspires the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world. Students achieve bilingual fluency in a rigorous academic program that combines the best philosophies of both the French and American educational systems. We teach students to view the world from a multicultural perspective, to participate actively in a diverse community that celebrates differences, and to rise to the challenges of a singular academic program accredited by both the French Ministry of National Education and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).
 
Students are not required to speak French before first grade, and students who enter FASPS with no French or English receive individualized language acquisition support. Students who will be 2 years old by September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for admission to FASPS for the 2021–2022 academic year (please contact our admissions office if you have any concerns about the cutoff date as there may be room for some flexibility).
 
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