“Très heureux d’avoir remis le LabelFrancEducation à l’école internationale Eisenhower de Tulsa dont le programme d’immersion linguistique a été pionnier en Oklahoma. Le LabelFrancEducation regroupe 456 établissements dans le monde dont 55 aux Etats-Unis.”@Alexis_Andres__ Consulate of France in Houston
What: Eisenhower International School awarded “LabelFrancÉducation” by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
When: Monday, July 19, 2021
Where: Eisenhower International School, 3111 E. 56th St.
Contact: Lauren Partain Barber at email@example.com or 918-605-6009
TULSA, Okla. – This afternoon, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Eisenhower International School the “LabelFrancÉducation” for its successful French language program. Launched in 2012, the “LabelFrancÉducation” seal is granted to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their specific curriculum. “LabelFrancÉducation” recognizes and rewards public or private schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French. Today’s presentation included special guests such as Consul General of France Alexis Andres, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Eisenhower International School Principal Connie Horner, and Oklahoma State Department of Education Director of World Languages Cathleen Skinner.
“We are so proud of our team at Eisenhower International School,” said Superintendent Deborah Gist. “Student access to multilingual education correlates with higher academic achievement and expanded college and career opportunities, and we are thrilled that Eisenhower’s program is, once again, being put on the map globally for their outstanding program.”
In Eisenhower’s language immersion program, students are immersed in Spanish or French 90 percent of their instructional time from kindergarten through 2nd grade. Over time, instruction in English is gradually added, and students learn 50 percent of the time in English and 50 percent of the time in Spanish or French by 5thgrade. Eisenhower began their French dual language in 1993. This is the second time Eisenhower has received the “LabelFrancÉducation” for its successful French language program.
“Language is power, and bilingualism is an experience that shapes our children’s global cultural competence for a lifetime,” said Principal Connie Horner. “LabelFrancÉducation promotes outstanding education in French among students and parents, and we are so excited to continue enhancing our immersion programming at Eisenhower International School for years to come.”
The “LabelFrancÉducation” is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an interministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad, the French institute, and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization. Since November 2020, approximately 450 schools from across the world have received the “LabelFrancÉducation” seal.
To learn more about Tulsa Public Schools multilingual language programs, visit www.tulsaschools.org/duallanguage.
Visit www.labelfranceducation.fr/en to learn more about the LabelFrancÉducation.
Tulsa Public Schools is a destination for extraordinary educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life. Learn more about the district by visiting www.tulsaschools.org.