Commissioned linoleum cut print
French Heritage Language Program Conference , Lycée Français de New York , Saturday, November 5th 2011.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________” The French Heritage Language Program is proud to host its first conference to date, co-organized in partnership with The Cultural Services of The French Embassy, The National Heritage Language Resource Center, Le Lycée Français de New York and The Center for Applied Linguistics. Gathering renowned research specialists in the fields of bilingual education and Heritage Languages, lending a voice to important actors on the ground from diverse francophone communities, and presenting various educational initiatives currently in place in France and the United States, this conference will examine the richness and diversity of heritage language education and the role of languages and cultures in promoting social cohesion, at school and beyond.This event is very much about advocacy, demonstrating how multiple disciplines can collaborate, notably through local educational initiatives.”
– linoleum cuts, photographs and texts copyright Raymond Verdaguer, 2011.