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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: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Being well-intentioned adults, we want the best for our children, and we begin to think about high school placement, our children’s readiness for college, and our long-term hope for a stellar professional path! As you ponder what might be the best program for your child, I want to offer five... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Camille Trou, one of EB's learning specialists What are some activities and games you can do with your child to support their speech and language development? Below are some ideas, by EB Learning Specialist Camille Trou. To begin with, here is a typical chronological speech and language... 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: Web Radio, Middle School
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Last year, the Lower School inaugurated its first web radio with the participation of students in various grades from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This initiative values public speaking in French and let students have a voice in their school, among many other advantages. This year, Middle School... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Choosing a school for your child can be a highly emotional process. Families need to gather a lot of information in a short period of time to make an educated assessment about where their children will thrive. Why should you attend one of Ecole Bilingue’s (EB) admissions events? We have five good... read more
Topic: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Our Lower School students are putting on a webradio show every two months, under the guidance of Lower School Head Sebastien Robert. Listen to all the shows produced over the 2019-2020 school year:   December 16, 2019 Show Two fifth grade students interview EB's head of school Mehdi Lazar on... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
At the end of January, French pop artist Ramzi Adek came to Ecole Bilingue to work with students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. Adek is an emerging artist in France who likes to combine street culture, pop icons and references to modern and contemporary art. His art has been featured at Art Basel... 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: Middle School
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In December: an interview with French International Track teacher David Pruess. She was born in Albania, has lived in four different countries, is multilingual… with her unique qualifications, the new Ecole Bilingue Middle... 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: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
On Wednesday, October 16, our Kindergartners had some wild and wonderful visitors - two owls! An educator from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, an East Bay wildlife hospital and museum, came to EB to teach students about these fascinating raptors and animal conservation. ​ A Lindsay Wildlife... read more
Topic: Community Service, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Under the aegis of the Lower School Head, Ecole Bilingue is inaugurating a program to make the school greener. The initiative relies on the Eco-Schools model, that was developed 25 years ago in various European countries and that involves not just the facilities’ team in schools, but the entire... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
In 2015 the French Ministry of Education created new programs for the Maternelle in order to emphasize the need for a caring education that values the progress and successes of the students from Toute Petite Section to Kindergarten. Promoting the success of all students requires changing the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The International Track officially opened at the Middle School this year. For the first time in the history of the Middle School, it was able to welcome students this year to 6th grade who has no previous knowledge of French.  French as a Second Language teacher David Pruess during a class with... read more

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