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By Dual Language School Team
January 16, 2018
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By: Dr. José Medina, Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

"If dual language educators, school administrators, and district leaders don't support and/or understand dual language programming and biliteracy instruction, students will never reap the full benefits of being in such a program." – Dr. José Medina; January 12, 2018; SDCOE Dual Language and English Learner...

By Dual Language School Team
January 11, 2018
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By: Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages

Photo of Dr. Bill Rivers

Who doesn't like elephants? Smart, deliberate, imposing – real elephants are fascinating. Metaphorical ones, especially those that crowd our rooms, are frightening, maybe because they're right in the...

By Dual Language School Team
January 09, 2018
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The beginning of a new year is is the best time to get inspired by stories that truly have a long-lasting impact on motivating people to be their best selves. DualLanguageSchools.org is intended to be a place for teachers, educators, and parents to learn from one...

By Dual Language School Team
December 21, 2017
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By: Arthur Chou

Happy Holidays!The 2017 year flew by, and the states of Ohio, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri and, Massachusetts established the Seal of Biliteracy. Twenty-nine states, with...

By Dual Language School Team
December 18, 2017
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By: Dr. José Medina, Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC


Joe: My Personal English Learner Story

My name is José, but when I was six years old, my first-grade...

By Dual Language School Team
December 14, 2017
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Phyllis, Nicole, and Helen at the ACTFL in November 2016, when Phyllis and Helen won the MaFLAs Friend of Foreign Languages Awards.

Phyllis, Nicole, and Helen at the ACTFL in November...

By Dual Language School Team
December 12, 2017
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By: Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages

In America, languages matter. Wherever you're from, whatever language you speak, whatever language your ancestors had, and whatever you want for yourself and your children and students, you feel this intuitively, deeply: languages matter. In the America of the 21st Century, this means that every child must have the opportunity to master English, in order to fully participate in the economic...

By Dual Language School Team
December 06, 2017
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By: Natalie Torres-Haddad, Award winning author of Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes

I am a product of my community and my education as a Salvadorian-American.

One of the major reasons why I am an advocate for dual literacy in our education system is because growing up in a bilingual home and now being married to an Arabic husband we hope to instill a third language to our future children. I grew up in a predominately Spanish speaking community,...

By Dual Language School Team
December 04, 2017
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At DualLanguageSchools.org, we honor teachers monthly who have made a huge difference in the Dual Language community. We reach out to parents, administrators, fellow teachers, to nominate stand-out members of their community who make a difference in the lives of aspiring Bilingual citizens.

Paula Rios is no exception to this, she is someone who exemplifies the characteristics that we need in a Dual Language teacher. We were recommended to Paula because of her phenomenal...

By Dual Language School Team
November 30, 2017
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Last year, after a lot of hard work and tireless support from many people, California passed Proposition 58, which repealed the bilingual education restrictions created by Proposition 227 in 1998. This was great news for Dual Language Education! However, this also created a huge demand for more dual language schools. Because of the previous restrictions on bilingual education, there were no up-to-date materials to sustain these new schools. All the materials were developed...