Considering the benefits of a bilingual life, see ''Living with Two Languages: The Advantages of Being Bilingual', it is becoming increasingly important to have education systems that are focused on multilingual programs.
For many affluent urban areas, this is a reality, evident through the number of dual language programs that are offered and the extent of the language programs spanning across multiple fields of study, including math and science.
An example of the increasing need and desire for these education programs is the grand opening of the French American Academy in Jersey City, New Jersey this October.
Due to the enthusiasm of a group of French parents and those simply wishing to enhance their children's education through a Francophone program, Celine Monthieu and her colleagues were able to gain enough support for the opening of an after school program this fall; the plan is to expand to a full school program the next year.
Celine addresses the parents with great excitement, 'we are looking forward to seeing you and your little ones at the French Academy for the coming Fall and we are working hard to ensure a perfect nurturing environment for our students.'
-Wishing the Academy much success in its endeavors!
For more information on the program, including enrollment information, please contact Celine Monthieu: Cmonthieu@thefrenchabc.com