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Transcultural Acculturation

Transcultural Acculturation

Last month, we discussed why “biculturalism” is an outdated pillar of Dual Language Education (DLE). Biculturalism is a term that...
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Biculturalism is an Outdated Term: Let’s Focus on Sociocultural Competence

Biculturalism is an Outdated Term: Let’s Focus on Sociocultural Competence

The three pillars of Dual Language Education are high academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy, and sociocultural competence. However, many people...
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Honoring All Dialects and Regionalisms in Languages

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Why Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Is Important for Sociocultural Competence

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In the Wake of the Pandemic: Potential Bright Spots in Professional Learning for Dual Language Educators

In the Wake of the Pandemic: Potential Bright Spots in Professional Learning for Dual Language Educators

Professional Learning (PL) for Dual Language (DL) educators poses its own unique challenges. DL teacher candidates rarely receive DL-specific preparation...
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An Interview with Steve Leveen, Author of America’s Bilingual Century: How Americans Are Giving the Gift of Bilingualism to Themselves, Their Loved Ones, and Their Country

An Interview with Steve Leveen, Author of America’s Bilingual Century: How Americans Are Giving the Gift of Bilingualism to Themselves, Their Loved Ones, and Their Country

Steve Leveen has been a recognizable name in the dual language field due to his successful podcast, America the Bilingual,...
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Family Engagement in a Distance-Learning Dual Language Program

Family Engagement in a Distance-Learning Dual Language Program

In these times of pandemic-related distance learning, teachers often struggle to engage their students via the video conferencing and learning...
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Navigating The New World: Dual Language Teachers

Navigating The New World: Dual Language Teachers

Whether you are back in the classroom or digital learning, this year’s back to school creates unique challenges for many...
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Navigating the New World: Dual Language Teachers

Whether you are back in the classroom or digital learning, this year’s back to school creates unique challenges for many...
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September Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Marisol Galarza!

September Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Marisol Galarza!

All students deserve teachers like Marisol Galarza. Ms. Galarza teaches at Bardwell Elementary, located in Aurora, IL. We learned of...
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August Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Marilu Segura!

August Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Marilu Segura!

Marilu Segura was an easy choice for the August Dual Language Teacher of the Month, simply because of the amount...
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July Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Vanessa Moreno!

July Dual Language Teacher of the Month: Vanessa Moreno!

The Dual Language Teacher of the Month Award is always awarded to qualified individuals who go above and beyond for...
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The Dual Language June Teacher of the Month is Flor Hernandez- Saavedra!

The Dual Language June Teacher of the Month is Flor Hernandez- Saavedra!

Flor Hernandez Saavedra of Badger Springs Middle School is a remarkable teacher, and has been involved in education for seven...
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Dual Language May Teacher of the Month: Kristie Almeyda

Dual Language May Teacher of the Month: Kristie Almeyda

Our May Dual Language Teacher of the Month, Kristie Almeyda, has been involved in education for 13 years.  There were...
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Transcultural Acculturation

Transcultural Acculturation

Last month, we discussed why “biculturalism” is an outdated pillar of Dual Language Education (DLE). Biculturalism is a term that...
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Biculturalism is an Outdated Term: Let’s Focus on Sociocultural Competence

Biculturalism is an Outdated Term: Let’s Focus on Sociocultural Competence

The three pillars of Dual Language Education are high academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy, and sociocultural competence. However, many people...
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Honoring All Dialects and Regionalisms in Languages

In a recent conversation I had with a Tamil-language school, I was asked, “Which Tamil is tested for the Seal...
Read More

Why Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Is Important for Sociocultural Competence

One of the three pillars of Dual Language Education is sociocultural competence. Sociocultural competence involves being able to fight for...
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Ensuring Language-Minority Students Access to Our Dual Language Programs

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How Holbrook Language Academy (HOLA) School Involves Parents & Community in Their Dual Language Program

How Holbrook Language Academy (HOLA) School Involves Parents & Community in Their Dual Language Program

By Marga Marshall I am the proud principal of Holbrook Language Academy (HOLA) School, a Regional Magnet School, located in...
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Involving Parents in Dual Language Education: Mamas Con Poder

Xochtil Oseguera is an incredible leader in the dual language community. She serves as the Campaign Director of the Spanish...
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Finding Teachers in Today’s World

There has never been a more significant teacher shortage than the one currently effecting the United States. States like Mississippi...
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Multilingual Learners: Family and School as Partners

Multilingual Learners: Family and School as Partners

By: Amy Halsall      Now, more than ever, multilingual learners and their families need schools to work for them and with...
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Resources to Help Parents Make the Most of a Pandemic Education

Resources to Help Parents Make the Most of a Pandemic Education

By Jenna Sherman Millions of children have gone back to school. Well, many have not actually made it back into...
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