Delphine Wespiser, has been elected Miss France 2012

Senator Henri Goetschy, was the president of the Upper Alsace local government from 1973 to 1988, vice-president of the Regional Council of Alsace till 1998. In 1990, he created the Haut-Comité for a bilingual Alsace-Lorraine   

Justin Jungman, Ambassador for Texas, President of the Alsatian Club of the Little Alsace of Texas.

Philippe Arnold, Former counselor of the Minister of environment of France, Michel Barnier (Ministre de l'Environnement 1993-95), Philippe Arnold to date the Secretary General for Afrika of the Foundation Dreyer in Burkina Faso.

Richard Weiss, Professeur agrégé en lettres classiques (Latin and Grec), who created the first bilingual Kindergarten in Alsace in 1990 (ABCM-Zweisprachigkeit schools).

Denis Schaeffer, Ambassador from FILAL in Quebec . Director in a Japanese Company in Quebec, champion in Japanese-Alsatian translation

Patient Alesire, Civil society leader in South-Kivu, Human Right champion, launched the Youth Parlement in Uvira (South-Kivu) in 2007

The Ambassadors have the duty to promote the Fund and its object. They are also invited to help us find donations in their respective regions.  If you want to help us to promote the mother language of Miss Liberty, and want to become an Ambassador of the IFAL please contact us at     

The Ambassadors of the International Fund for the Alsatian Language (FILAL) is a worldwide network of leaders dedicated to saving the Alsatian language by helping to promote and finance kindergarten in total immersion in Alsatian dialect.  They will help to find donators accepting to wire a monthly support of minimum $20 a month (or 10 euros in France).    

The network of FILAL Ambassadors  includes a wide variety of people, such as diplomats, civic leaders, artists, athletes, students, scholars, lawyers, health professionals, businessmen, and journalists.

Filal Ambassadors will keep in mind the importance of the report of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from 7 March 2005 (E/C.19/2005/7).  This report was submitted in December 2004 by experts Ole Henrik Magga, Ida Nicolaisen and Mililani Trask, and Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Roskilde University, Denmark, and Åbo Akademi University Vasa,Finland; and Robert Dunbar, Reader in Law and Celtic, King’s College, Aberdeen,United Kingdom.

The report states that educational models for minority children which use mainly dominant languages as languages of instruction can and do have extremely negative consequences for the achievement of goals deduced from human rights instruments and thus for the right to education.  

Research conclusions on results of present-day minority education show that the length of mother tongue-medium education is more important than any other factor (including socio-economic status) in predicting the educational success of bilingual students.  

This report shows that the present practices of educating minority children through the medium of dominant national/state languages are completely contrary to theories and research results about how best to achieve the goals for good education.

This report shows that mainly mother tongue medium (MTM) bilingual education is superior to all other forms of education practices in order to achieve literacy and generally effective learning, including “the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential

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