• Nov 5, 2011 from 5:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: Lycee francais de New York
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019



Welcome Address

9:30 - 10:00 
Keynote: Marcello M. Suárez-Orozco (The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University)

10:00 - 11:30 
Panel 1: Heritage Language Research and Social Cohesion

“A central question for research today: how does heritage languages teaching and learning help us to understand and answer issues of social cohesion?”

Panelists: Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry (National Heritage Language Resource Center, University of California, Los Angeles), Joy Kreeft Peyton (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC), Christine Hélot (University of Strasbourg, France), Ana Roca (Florida International University)

Discussant: Jane Ross (President of the French Heritage Language Program)

11:45 - 13:15 
Panel 2: Communities, Heritage Cultures, and Integration

“Actors on the ground representing diverse francophone communities speak about the realities of their heritage in an American context”

Panelists: Asnath Fleuriot (Haitian Americans in Action), Joseph Dunn (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) , Julia Schulz (Franco-Americans, Maine), Assetou Sy (Malian Cultural Center)

Discussant: Benoît Le Dévédec (Coordinator, French Heritage Language Program)

14:00 - 15:30 
Panel 3: Educational Initiatives involving Heritage Languages and Cultures

“Discussing some local Heritage initiatives currently in place in France and the United States”

Panelists : Magali Ravel (Centre Académique pour la Scolarisation des Nouveaux Arrivants et Enfants du Voyage, Académie of Paris), Benoît Le Dévédec (French Heritage Language Program), Carole Bergin (Harvard University), Catherine Poisson (Education Française à New York), Claire Sylvan (Internationals Network for Public Schools).

Discussant: Fabrice Jaumont (Education Attaché, Cultural Services of the French Embassy)

15:45 - 17:00 
Film Documentary Raconte-moi ta langue
Introduced by Mariette Féltin and Christine Hélot

17:00 - 17:45 


The program [pdf]



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