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Let’s Talk About Bilingualism [Virtual event]

October 7 @ 19 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min


Join us for a virtual event in collaboration with the Association of American Women in Europe (AAWE)!

Beth Austin, president of AAWE, will talk about the new edition of the AAWE Guide to Education in France, then the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste Rhoads will interview neuroscientist Anjali Morard about bilingualism and the brain, as well as ways to support bilingual children. The event will wrap up with an audience Q&A.

About Anjali Morard: Anjali Morard has a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a doctorate in psychology and behavioral neuroscience from McGill University. Her research interests include perception of all things auditory, including emotion in music and speech. Since her arrival in Paris in 2010, she has been increasingly interested in bilingualism and its neuroscientific basis from an intellectual as well as a personal perspective, raising three bilingual kids of her own. She is currently a freelance writer and editor, specializing in scientific and children’s literature.

About AAWE: The Association of American Women in Europe is a bi-cultural community of American women primarily in France and in Europe and around the world. AAWE offers activities for all stages of life, with the goal of fostering an environment that enables members to create bonds, develop supportive networks and lifelong friendships. AAWE is a vibrant, active, diverse and multi-generational association. The 9th edition of the trusted AAWE Guide to Education in France is an essential reference guide to bilingual education. The guide includes bilingual and international schools, private and public schools, extension programs offering Wednesday English lessons for bilinguals, and boarding schools. Covering preschool through secondary schooling, topics range from questions to ask when choosing a school, to understanding the different options available, with expanded French/English glossaries and a section of model “notes to the teacher.”

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


If you have questions about events and/or collections for children and teens, please contact Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.

We are an independent, nonprofit organization. With your continued support, we are able to provide over 200 programs each year for ages 0-18. If you would like to support the Library, you can donate here to help sustain this vital institution, and programs such as this one, you can donate here to help sustain this vital institution in its 100th year of service.




October 7
19 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min
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