“Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children: A Conversation With Ellen Bialystok, PhD”

Please join the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) on Thursday, January 28, 5:30–7:00pm on Zoom, for a discussion with Ellen Bialystok, PhD, on the cognitive development of bilingual children. Dr. Bialystok is a psychologist and professor at York University in Toronto, as well as an associate scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Dr. Bialystok, who specializes in cognitive and language development in children, is currently studying bilingualism from childhood through older adulthood, and aging and its effects on cognitive processes over the lifespan. She has also studied aspects of language acquisition in children, both in written and verbal forms, and how bilingualism might affect these processes.

After you complete this registration form, we will send you the Zoom details. If you have any questions, please email Lia Corrado at FASPS at LiaC@FASPS.org. Thank you!

Ellen Bialystok, PhD

The French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is proud to invite Dr. Bialystok to discuss cognitive development in bilingual children. 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).
If you would like to learn more about FASPS, please join us at our February 6 Virtual Open House (click here to register). Merci!
Déborah Worrall, Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance
Lia Corrado, Admissions Assistant
Located on Mercer Island just east of Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is a private, bilingual school for children age 2 (tiny young pre-kindergarten) through grade 8. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, arts and technology curriculum, social and emotional learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.