Franco-American Collection

International Francophonie Day

March 20, 2021
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lewiston-Auburn Campus
Fabrice Jaumont


The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

March 20, 2021, Fabrice Jaumont, Ph.D., will give a talk about his acclaimed book The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, "which provides guidance and advice for parents and educators who want to create a dual-language program in their own school." According to Conor Williams, the book "stands on the edge of the nascent bilingual revolution running through the United States' school system and asks how it might be improved and encouraged."

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Jaumont currently works as an Education Attaché for the French Embassy to the United States of America, a Research Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and an Adjunct Professor at New York University and The City University of New York (Baruch College). He is the President of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities. He earned a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University. 

Jaumont has received many awards and accolades, including the honor of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques from the Government of France, the Prix de la diversité culturelle from the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the Committee of French-speaking Ambassadors to the United Nations, the Medal of Recognition from the Committee of French-Speaking Societies in the United States, and the prestigious James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award in 2020 by NECTFL. The New York Times nicknamed him “The Godfather of language immersion programs.” For more information: (

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