9:00     Check in (pre-registration required) and Coffee
9:30    Introduction by Joelle Reilly, Sean Lynch, Head of School, Lycee Francais de New York and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of France

9:40-11:15   Panel 1: Language, Emotions, and the Bilingual Brain

    Ellen Bialystok, Department of Psychology, York University
    Regina Sullivan, Emotional Brain Institute, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
    Sean Lynch, Head of School, Lycée Français de New York
    Elisabeth Cros, Speech Therapist, Ecole Internationale de New York

Moderator: Sylvie Ozon, Science Teacher, Lycée Français de New York

11:15-11:30    Coffee Break

11:30-1:00   Panel 2: Regards Croisés: Crossing Perspectives on Bilingualism

    Nancy Rhodes, Director, Foreign Language Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
    Jane Ross, President, the French Heritage Language Program
    Ofelia García, Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
    Marie Bouteillon, Coordinator-teacher, PS 58 The Carroll School, Brooklyn
    Vannina Boussouf, Director of Primary School, Lycée Français de New York
    Gretchen Schell, E.S.L Teacher, Lycée Français de New York
    Roddy Rapson, Early Childhood teacher, Lycée Français de New York

Moderator: Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attaché, Embassy of France

1:00-2:30     French Lunch in the LFNY Cafeteria (Reservation necessary) $12-$15

2:30-4:00     Panel 3: Manger Bilingue (Eating Bilingually):  Cultural Differences on Children Nutrition in France and North America

    Karen Le Billon, University of British Columbia, Author of French Kids Eat Everything
    Jeffrey Mills, former director, Office of Nutrition, Washington
    Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan
    Marion Nestle, Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University

Moderator: Pascale Richard, Director of the Cultural Center at LFNY

4:00-5:30     “Je suis qui je suis” Exhibit and Reception sponsored by the French Heritage Language Program
Introduced by Ambassador Filippe Savadogo and Benoit Le Devedec

With the help of teachers, educators and New York photographer Emily Schiffer, students of the French Heritage Language Program at International Community High School in the Bronx, New York, and students of Jean Macé Middle School in Mulhouse, France, have created a joint photography and writing project describing their experiences with immigration, integration, and multilingualism in new environments. The exhibit will feature portraits and texts written from both sides of the Atlantic retracing the students’ exchanges about exile, the future, and their hopes for a new life.


Each panel will stream live on http://living-with-two-languages.info starting at 9:30am Eastern time on Saturday, April 13, 2013. A recording of the conference will be available on the same website after the conference. The conference will be in English.

The French language news website FrenchMorning.com will provide live blogging and special interviews throughout the entire conference.

To attend the conference a registration is required. Visit our website to fill out a registration form or inquire
by email at education@frenchculture.org
or by phone at 212 439 1436
Registration is free. Registration Deadline: April 6, 2013

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