The French American Academy Live On TV!
The French American Academy is proud and excited to be broadcasted in a segment of The Balancing Act® show. A team from the show came into our campuses of Jersey City and Englewood to shoot footage of the school life on a typical day. They also filmed and conducted interviews with parents and staff members.
What Is The Balancing Act?
The Balancing Act® is an award-winning daily morning show that brings valuable solutions for modern women to help balance and enrich their life every day. Energetic co-hosts Julie Moran and Olga Vallaverde jump start your day with entertaining, informative segments featuring expert guests. You’ll discover everything from delicious recipes to parenting tips and the latest news in heath and wealth.
A Recognition of the School Proposition Value
The Balancing Act® looks for local businesses impacting the community that can help their viewers balance their life. In our case, they were looking for a local organization close to New York that is a leader in the Education space to be featured as an expert in a 3 – 5-minute segment on “What to consider when choosing a school for your child”. After a thorough review of the landscape, they choose The French American Academy. This is a fantastic recognition of our work of developing a Bilingual Education for International citizens. Moreover, it is an opportunity for the school to broaden its messages of academic excellence, cultural diversity and social-emotional development.
A Community Contribution
From the Head of School to Teachers to Parents to Students, everyone was filmed and participated in this one-in-a-lifetime event.
Behind The Scene
The Balancing Act® team arrived at Jersey City campus on Monday December 13th and they started filming and interviewing Anne Sophie Gueguen, The French American Academy Head Of School. She explained the benefits of bilingual education and how bilingual students score higher in various standardized tests.
Then, they filmed kids and classes in action,
Teachers also spoke about our bilingual curriculum and how students learn progressively every subject in two languages to eventually become full bilinguals. Courtney Karam, Language Arts teacher in Middle School and Alexandra Yacoub, Lower School Teacher were both featured in this section
The team then moved to Englewood Campus where they filmed the premises and an outdoor activity in the large open field that this campus has
Last, but certainly not least, parents were interviewed by The Balancing Act® reporter. Comora Robinson, from the Jersey City Campus and Lainie Zwecher, from the Englewood Campus, testified how beneficial The French American Academy dual-language approach is to their child.