Centers for Global Learning

Bilingual Theater Program with the Global Seal of Biliteracy

The Language and Theater program, or "Bilingual Theater" is a three-week summer program designed for youth of all ages from 15 to 20 years old.  Youth in the program use English and French to tell a story through the performing arts of music, dance, and acting. 

This program is in partnership with the Daniel Sorano National Theater of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal and The H.E.ART Heartfelt Education through the Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Program participants will work with professionals in the performing arts from California and Dakar to put on a real Broadway-like production that they will perform in front of a live audience in the National Theater.

College credits are available with this program when the student takes and passes the STAMP Test for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.

July 17- August 5, 2023

Registration for 2023 is now open!

$6500

(includes airfare, lodging, meals, and all program activities)

Financial aid may be available. Fundraising options are available.

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What is Bilingual Theater?

Bilingualism and creativity are two skills that are essential for a 21st Century education.  Bilingual theater brings education together with the arts.  It is a  method of promoting second language acquisition and executive functioning skills through real-world experiences that engage the senses.

21st Century Skills

The Language and Theater program is a three-week summer program designed for youth of all ages from 5 to 18 years old.  Youth in the program use English and French to tell a story through the performing arts of music, dance, and acting. Through this program, participating youth will gain the following skills:

  • Communication in two languages

  • Fluency and expression

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Teamwork

  • Time management

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Confidence

  • Creativity

Participating youth also learn all aspects of production and job skills including:

  • Scenery

  • Costuming

  • Lighting

  • Music

  • Scripting

  • Event management

  • Biography and resume writing

Participating youth gain experience in professional theater productions which gives them real-life skills that translate to multiple disciplines and domains.

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Elizabeth Porter

Founder of LW5S Education

Director of Bilingual Education and International Programs

Global Education Specialist

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Ibrahima Mbaye

Director of Culture

Acting Coach and Theater Director

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Eartha Robinson

Founder-The H.E.ART Choreographer and Theater Director

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Vernee Watson

Co-Founder -The H.E.ART