Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Kathy’s GSLR review essay on “The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education Is in Two Languages,” by Fabrice Jaumont

So happy that my review essay, “The Bilingual Approach: Foreign Language Education for the Twenty-First Century,” a review of The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education Is in Two Languages, by Fabrice Jaumont —  has been published in GSLR: Global Studies Literature Review, a NAFSA publication.

GSLR 02-11-19

“Jaumont weaves a story of the necessity of bilingualism in a globalized world and the importance of beginning language learning in the earliest grades, with the power of parental and community engagement and activism. The principle of equity and the role of public schools, as well as the very real challenges of developing curricula and teacher training, are examined with the experience and vision of leadership and advocacy.

Key concepts include immersion as a foreign language education methodology, an early start
to continued learning of one or more languages, and—most importantly—the partnership between
international educators and foreign language educators. The Bilingual Revolution is a valuable guide for every foreign language educator seeking to empower, educate, and engage stakeholders about the power of foreign language education in a globalized world.”

Congratulations to the author, Fabrice Jaumont, and to all the reviewers featured in the issue, and special thanks to Rebecca Hovey for her advice and guidance throughout the process.

Languages do matter!

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