Why, How and Where to Raise Bilingual Kids – even if you only speak one language

Organized by DC Language Immersion Project with support from French Morning

Supported by Rochambeau, The French School of Washington DCWhole Kids Academy and Qatar Foundation International and co-hosted by DC Public Library and DC State Board of Education

Francis Gregory Library, Saturday January 14th, 2017 Get your free ticket and more info on the program here!

Why foster bilingualism in children, how to support and encourage bilingualism even when parents are monolinguals, and where to find bilingual programs and resources in DC. Come learn about all of this and more from teachers, exhibitors and fellow parents during DC’s first Bilingual Education Fair. Download the flier (English and Spanish version) here!

Participate with (or without:-) your child in one of many story times in many languages including Hebrew, Arabic, French, Mandarin, Amharic, German and Spanish, and discover why children are such born linguists. Presentations will follow on the cognitive and economic benefits of being bilingual, and on tools and resources to foster bilingualism.

Representatives from DC’s Dual Language programs will be there to showcase their programs and answer your questions. Other exhibitors will include language and culture organizations based in DC, bilingual publishers, app developers, theatre companies, daycare operators, tutors, etc.

Co-sponsored by

  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Public Charter School Board
  • National Association for Bilingual Education – Eastern Affiliate
  • Virginia Alliance for Youth Achievement
  • Virginia Dual Language Educators Network
  • My Bilingual Child, Prince George County
  • Ward 1 Education Collaborative
  • Ward 2 Education Network
  • Ward 3 Ed Net
  • Ward 4 Alliance
  • Ward 5 Council on Education
  • Capital Hill Public School Parent Organization
  • Ward 7 Education Council
  • Ward 8 Education Council
  • Globalize DC

Light refreshments will be provided.



Dear Families, educators, and partners,

In 2020 we announced that the DC Language Immersion Project would close its doors due to lack of resources. However, before completely dissolving the organization, we recently asked a group of local and national educators if they - individually or collectively - would be interested in continuing the work of advocating for multilingual education in the District of Columbia. We are pleased to announce that a few individuals responded yes and volunteered to forge a plan to continue this vital work.

So, we are not closing our doors but we are entering a six-to-twelve-month period of dormancy as we determine the best path forward for the DC Immersion Project.  Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for updates.

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