Café des Idées – Science in Conversation

In 2020, the Alliance Française “Café Scientifique” became “Café des Idées – Science in Conversation” jointly organised with FAST! and the Embassy of France to offer a convivial meeting platform for the exchange of ideas, information  and discussion for all those who are interested in French-related science and its broader implications for society and the natural environment.


The new format will include the possibility to connect on line or to come at the premises of Alliance Française in Wellington (free admission). 


 Language in Learning: How do France and New Zealand education systems facilitate the inclusion of immigrant teenagers?

About the topic
While research supports the potential benefits for minority language speakers when first languages are included in education, many education systems continue to exclude students’ home languages. On the basis of the study of language use amongst immigrant teenagers in Bordeaux and Wellington, the speakers will discuss how students with low proficiency in the language-of-schooling on arrival make good use of their first languages in English/French classes.

Speakers: Fiona Smythe (Bordeaux University), who will be speaking live from Bordeaux, and Bronwyn Wood (Victoria University Wellington). You can find more information about the speakers at the Café des Idées webpage.


Where: This is an online-only event. Please register (free) via the link below

When: Friday 26 November at 6.00 pm.

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