Bilingualism

European Day of Languages

This year, instead of having several “Languages days”, we decided to focus on one day only. To make the experience more meaningful for the students, with the help of the Cultural Center, we were able to invite artists so the … > more

September 29, 2017 | Bilingualism, Community, Cultural Events, Featured, Innovative Teaching, Secondary

“Les bilingues ont une plus grande sensibilité à la communication”

Le bilinguisme est bien plus que la somme de deux monolinguismes, selon la directrice de l'école primaire qui s'exprime dans une interview sur son approche de l'enseignement des langues. > more

June 9, 2017 | Bilingualism, Featured, Leadership, Primary

Eile mit Weile*

Nous avons accueilli huit élèves allemands et leurs deux professeurs accompagnateurs au LFNY pendant une quinzaine de jours au début du mois de novembre. Une expérience qui a contribué de mille façons différentes à améliorer notre compréhension de la culture allemande. > more

November 19, 2016 | Bilingualism, Featured, Head of School, Linguistic Exchanges, Primary, Secondary

The “R” Spot and the Bilingual Brain

Multilingual people are cognitively more agile than monolinguals, and that reaps tremendous benefits in terms of their ability to focus, deal with ambiguity and even understand symbolic systems like math and music. > more

July 22, 2016 | Bilingualism, Featured

Can you say, in 5 seconds, where you are from?

“Where are you from?” Answering that question concisely while still honoring a variety of cultural influences can pose challenges for students at the Lycée Français. > more

May 21, 2016 | Bilingualism, Community, Featured

Une expérience de classe bilingue au LFNY

Depuis la rentrée 2015, la classe de seconde "2nde Litt-Lit" adopte une approche originale du programme en anglais et en français. Prenant appui sur les compétences bilingues des élèves, les enseignantes ont décidé d'unifier leurs cours. Les résultats sont probants. > more

April 16, 2016 | Bilingualism, Featured, Innovative Teaching, Secondary

Le Français: Oui But Why?

French holds special promise because of its unique connection to “culture”, the intellectual and artistic expression of Francophone peoples around the globe, as well as values and principles which reflect the beauty of the human adventure as a whole. This fascinating subject is at the heart of an upcoming conference entitled "Le Français Oui But Why?" being organized at the LFNY on April 16. > more

March 19, 2016 | Bilingualism, Cultural Events, Featured, Head of School

Teaching the Pleasure of Communicating

Paradoxically, the most important element in the ability to develop two languages is not the language itself. Rather, it starts with helping children to appreciate the experience of communication. > more

December 12, 2015 | Bilingualism, Featured, Leadership, Primary

Sept conseils pratiques pour élever un enfant bilingue

Quels sont les facteurs qui influencent positivement un solide développement langagier bilingue chez l’enfant? La directrice de l'école primaire Vannina Boussouf répond aux nombreux parents qui s'interrogent sur la meilleure façon de procéder pour élever un petit bilingue. > more

July 24, 2015 | Bilingualism, Featured, Primary, Secondary

Cookies, words and James Joyce

It wasn’t all about the food. Even though I have to say the sandwiches were pretty great. Translation Club was really about the words. The author’s words, our words, and the connotations that went with them. > more

June 19, 2015 | Bilingualism, Co-Curricular Activities, Featured, Secondary