The Dual Language Schools guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program

Book: The Dual Language Schools guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program

We are the DualLanguageSchools.org team and our goal for the "Dual Language School Guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program" is to help you start your own dual language program and to help you understand the process and steps it takes to make your program successful.

We are updating, adding and making changes to our "Dual Language School Guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program" to reflect the latest in creating a successful Dual Language Program. We, at DualLanguageSchools.org, are dedicated to ensuring that you understand and have the resources to make your program the most successful it can possibly be!

We've organized this guide into these three main sections:

  1. Planning
  2. Implementation
  3. Monitoring for Success and Sustainability

Table of Contents

SECTION 1:PLANNING

  • Planning for Your Dual Language Program
  • Deciding on the Program Model and Program Visits
  • Current Research on Dual Language Education Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Action Plan Development
    • Pedagogical Decisions
    • Secure Support for Program
    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Budget
    • Cultivate Community Support

SECTION 2:IMPLEMENTATION

  • Initial Program Implementation
  • Strong Dual Language Education Program Leadership
  • Fostering a Positive, Multilingual, and Multicultural School Environment
  • Engaging Parents and Community
  • English Language Development (ELD) and Academic Language Development (ALD)
  • Professional Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation

SECTION 3:MONITORING for SUCCESS and SUSTAINABILITY

  • Public Relations and Recruitment
  • Continue to Inform Parents and Community
  • Curriculum
  • Dual Language School Environment
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation