Under the high auspices of President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy inaugurated the French Dual Language Fund an event co-hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

SUPA French students had the opportunity to learn about the "French Bilingual Revolution" happening in New York. Students went over some key terms and were fortunate enough to watch the live broadcast. Student's ongoing discussion was captivating. Students were impressed with their ability to understand President Macron as he spoke. Students were enthralled and were able to share their opinions and share ideas about bilingual education. Students went learned some key vocabulary words with some key statistics. 

The French Dual Language Fund was created by the French Embassy along with the FACE Foundation and its partners in response to an increasing demand for French dual language education programs in public schools. The Fund aims to address the needs of existing programs while supporting the expansion of new programs in public schools across the United States.







SUPA French had a round table discussion with guest speaker and parent Mrs. Diane Masson. She visited our class and discussed her profession and her use of the French language. She presently works in the purchasing department for an advertising agency. She works to purchase software systems. She loves that she is constantly learning for her job. SUPA students have been studying the influence of the media as well as the value of ideas as it relates to society. Mrs. Masson shared a short biography of herself and her role and position at this agency. Students were fascinated with her presentation and had the opportunity for an open ended discussion. Students were able to use the vocabulary studied and engage in real life scenario. The overall authentic experience was extremely positive. We thank Mrs. Masson for visiting us!