French dual language programs offer bilingual education and an exceptional multicultural learning environment to children in public schools across the United States. With classes conducted in both French and English, these programs draw from the best educational models that both countries have to offer.
The French Dual Language Fund aims to expand and strengthen existing French dual language education programs throughout the country, and support the launch of new programs.
To these ends, the Fund facilitates the following initiatives:
An annual grant program of $200,000 to support pedagogical projects in public dual language and immersion programs.
A French Teaching Intern grant program of $80,000 per year to help schools host native French speaking teaching interns.
A scholarship program of $150,000 per year, the Future Immersion Teacher (FIT) Fellowship, to support future French immersion teachers as they pursue specialized graduate degrees and certification programs.
An annual summer training program for new and experienced teachers gathers dual language educators from across the US, promoting a sense of community and best practices in the French dual language network.
Join us this summer at Georgia State University! To know more and register.
In recent years, demand for French dual language education in the United States has been on the rise. Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors as well as contributions from the French government, there are now nearly 200 public French dual language programs, an increase of over 20% since 2017, educating over 30,000 students across 30 American states.
Building on the achievements of the inaugural five years of the French Dual Language Fund, we aim to ensure a sustainable future for high quality, accessible bilingual education across the United States. Join us in support of the FDLF as we look towards the future with the goal of growing bilingual programs to serve 50,000 students within the next five years.