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Topic: Bilingualism
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Did you know that the majority of families with students enrolled at Ecole Bilingue do not speak French at home? Historically, about two-thirds of our community take a big leap of faith into unknown territory: having their children learn a language they do not speak themselves. This is impressive!... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Middle School
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
In education we tend to believe that the longer you do something, the better you will be at it. Some parents, however, stop the immersion experience of their children at the end of their primary studies. In this case, the immersion experience ends just when true language learning is beginning to... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Are you interested in bilingualism for your child? Are you bilingual yourself? Learn more about what it means to speak two or more languages, what happens in the brain, what's the best age to learn another language and other common questions in these three books (two in English, and one in French... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hola! Nǐ hǎo! This year, 5th grade students don’t just learn French and English, but are introduced to two additional languages: Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. For one hour a week, students are exposed one of these two languages for the first half of the year, and to the other language for the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Students in grades 1 to 5 now have access to two websites that they can use at school and at home and help provide differentiation in two core subject areas: reading and math. Matching students to their right book level in English and French Raz Plus is a website and app which allows students to... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  Three years ago, EB embarked on a mission to examine and renew our math curriculum from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We have decided to implement a Singapore-inspired approach with specific curricular tools that align to the French and American math programs. We have also strengthened the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Preschool
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
"Un Livre," translated as “Press Here,” is by Hervé Tullet, a French artist, performer, illustrator and children's literature author who has written over 80 books. His 2010 book Press Here has been translated into twenty-seven languages and remained on the The New York Times Best Seller list in the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the third part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. The first part is about co-teaching, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English teacher are... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the second part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. Read the first part about co-teaching here, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
This year, French Middle School teacher Emmanuel Labadie has built bridges between the Lower and the Middle School. Some 7th and 8th graders go visit some Kindergarten and 5th grade classrooms to encourage the love of reading (in French!). “This experience is very good for the Middle School... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This three part blog post series will give you a glimpse into how all three of those concepts work together at EB. Collaboration refers to the time teachers spend together to plan instruction --this is... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
This year marks the third year of EB’s math initiative where we have looked closely at research on dual language learning and our own practices to ensure we have an effective bilingual math curriculum. At EB, we want to harmonize how we teach math in two languages. Our approach for teaching math... read more
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