Past Public Events

“Myths and Multilinguism”

Come and join us for a fun, relaxed evening and have your questions answered about growing up multilingual.
Have you heard speaking several languages causes language delay? False.
Have you wondered when a multilingual child should start talking? Same as monolingual children.
These and other myths will be discussed, and you are welcome to bring your questions.

This event will be hosted by S.P.R.I.N.T. , AAWE and the American University of Paris and moderated by Joy Penard, MS, CCC-SLP, an American trained speech-language pathologist specializing in multilingual speech and language development. Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 7-9pm, 6 Rue du Colonel Combes, 75007.

“AAWE Winter Festival & Bazaar”

Our annual extravaganza contains a giant pop-up sale of gently-used quality women's clothes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, toys, children's and baby clothes, and of course books in English! The Bazaar continues the long tradition of American women coming together once a week to create and craft hand-made gift items. The beautiful result is our Handicrafts table where you can find 'one of a kind' gifts! Stop by our Education table to learn more about AAWE books, activities and services to the Paris wider community. Available to purchase will be our unique and comprehensive AAWE Guide to Education in France. Saturday the 1st of December 2018, 10am to 6pm at the American Church in Paris, 65 quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris.

“Learning Support Assistants”

OPEN RECRUITMENT EVENT ORGANIZED BY S.P.R.I.N.T. FRANCE. A platform to connect schools, families and job applicants to promote and foster inclusive education in Paris. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM (18H-20H) Location : AMERICAN CHURCH OF PARIS, THURBER ROOM, 65 QUAI D'ORSAY, 75007 PARIS.

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“School Holiday Learning Boost”

Sensory Communication Camp : Designed by sensory and communication specialists, our program boosts learning, communication, and motor skills through play-based activities. Created to stimulate cognitive development and social participation, our program encourages interaction and independence in small groups. From October 22 to November 2, 2018, 9h30-11h30. Sensory Center 18 rue de la Pépinière, 75008 PARIS. For more information, please contact the Sensory Center 01 43 80 03 27 or

“When is a ghoti not a fish”

Teaching children to read words in English DOES require phonics, by Professor Rhona Stainthorp

October 4th, 2018 at 19h00, presenting on the effective teaching of reading and writing, at the American University of Paris in the 7th Arrondisement. Open to teachers, special educators, parents and general public.

"Moving up to CP"

May the 22nd, 2018, at 19h30 in the American Library in Paris, come to discuss with Christine Gascou and Alicia Barnes Saba the transition from Maternelle to CP classes in the French educational system.