I very much enjoyed Dr. Fabrice Jaumont’s book talk on his newest book, The Bilingual Revolution, that I attended this week at the exquisite Albertine on Fifth Avenue.
Located just a block north of the French Consulate and housed in the landmark Payne Whitney mansion, Albertine houses a French- and English-language bookstore and maintains an active event and programming schedule, with many events and programs free and in English.
Dr. Jaumont’s conversation with Adam Hocker, Albertine’s “libraire,” took place before an attentive audience that filled the beautiful lecture hall overlooking Central Park, with parents, educators, foreign language advocates and supporters, and other stakeholders present.
After the conversation, Dr. Jaumont graciously answered questions and chatted with those in attendance.
All in all, it was an inspirational event, despite the rainy evening and the “rentrée” scheduled for the following morning.
As the subtitle of The Bilingual Revolution states, “the future of education is in two languages.”
And I say, “Vive la révolution!”