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Dual Language Schools Information and Articles

By Dual Language School Team
March 08, 2017
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As dual language immersion spreads across the country, so too have the sources of our nominations for the Dual Language Teacher of the Month Award. This is a true reflection of the growth in opportunities for educators seeking to help students grow in dual language immersion programs.

We are honored to recognize Jen Temple of Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend, Oregon as the Dual Language Teacher of the Month for March 2017. She was nominated by Kinsey Martin, the Dual Immersion...

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By Dual Language School Team
February 06, 2017
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There is a tremendous responsibility dual language teachers have regarding the acknowledgment of cultural contributions through language and the arts of diverse communities. Of course, rich supplies of sources are endless but magic in the classroom stems from the roots of curiosity and innovation planted by educators. For this reason, DualLanguageSchools.org is proud to announce 5th/6th grade Dual Language Teacher Laura Reyes of Baldwin Park’s Margaret Heath Elementary School as the...

Dual language teacher of the month - Angela Palmieri with her class
By Dual Language School Team
January 13, 2017
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When DualLanguageSchools.org first stumbled upon Dual Language Immersion Teacher Angela Palmieri, it was at the 2016 La Cosecha Dual Language Conference in New Mexico. She was presenting her Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching research on the integration of cultural pedagogical practices in Spanish dual language immersion programs based on Maori-medium cultural pedagogical practices in Aotearoa/New Zealand, which continues fueling her passion for dual language immersion and bilingual...

By Dual Language School Team
December 14, 2016
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Through fluid poetry and stunning imagery, Francisca Sánchez and her son Nicolás Gabriel Sánchez created a message of hope and responsibility with When I Dream / Cuando Sueño. The book opens with the narrator's foresight and intention to teach while nature is treated as this wondrous force meant to be respected and engaged with as an endless source of inspiration. Thematic focal points...

Dual Language Teacher and Students in the classroom
By Dual Language School Team
February 09, 2016
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After contacting and interviewing the school, you may ask to observe in the dual language immersion classrooms. Many schools have special times that they have guided tours of the school. At this time, you will be given a tour of the school and allowed to observe in some classrooms. A quality dual language immersion program should have the following characteristics:

  • Curriculum: It is standards-based. The textbooks are in the languages of instruction.
  • ...
Madre buscando información del programa de doble inmersión
By Dual Language School Team
February 02, 2016
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After finding a dual language immersion program that fits your needs, you may want to go online to the dual language school’s website to get information about the school and its dual language immersion program. After getting familiar with the dual language school and the dual language immersion program, you should feel comfortable in calling the school and asking to speak with the principal or the person in charge of the dual language immersion program at the school. You should then make...

¿Cómo inscribo a mi hijo en un programa de doble inmersión?
By Dual Language School Team
January 27, 2016
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After finding a dual language immersion program that fits your needs, you should contact the school to inquire the requirements for enrolling your child in the dual language immersion program. Many schools have waiting lists for students who want to enroll in the program. If the dual language immersion program is very popular, the school may select the students through a lottery. If...

Imagen de una maestra ayudandole a un estudniante con su trabajo.
By Dual Language School Team
January 19, 2016
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This website, duallanguageschools.org, a collaborative effort between Velázquez Press and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), contains the names, locations, target language, and the dual language program model (percentage of instruction in English and the target language for each dual language immersion school in many states across the United States. On this website, you can search for a dual language program or school in a particular state, city, or school district...

Dual Language Teacher and Students
By Dual Language School Team
January 13, 2016
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Mastering two or more languages has enormous benefits for students, both native speakers of English and native speakers of the target language(s) at a dual language immersion school. People who can speak, read and write in two or more languages are able to participate in different cultural and language worlds. Research has confirmed the benefits of biliteracy and...

Imagen de una maestra con sus estudiantes sentados en una mesa.
By Dual Language School Team
December 23, 2015
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A dual language immersion program has goals of full bilingualism and biliteracy in English and a target (non-English) language. The program enrolls native English speakers and native speakers of the target language. For the program to be considered a dual (or two-way) immersion program, a minimum of 33% of each linguistic group would have to be represented in each classroom. If there is less than 33% of one of the linguistic groups, the program would be considered to be a one-way immersion...