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Dual Language Education

By Dual Language School Team
Diciembre 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
Diciembre 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
Noviembre 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Last year, after a lot of hard work and tireless support from many people, California passed Proposition 58, which repealed the bilingual education restrictions created by Proposition 227 in 1998.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...

By Dual Language School Team
Noviembre 28, 2017
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By: Dr. José Medina, Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education. Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

As a former dual language school principal in the Austin, Texas area, the most common question asked of me was – why dual language?

I would venture to say that this is true for any parent with children enrolled in dual language schools, teachers serving emergent bilingual students, district leadership advocating for implementation of dual...

By Dual Language School Team
Noviembre 15, 2017
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12 Min. Read


Thank you to all who participated in our Dual Language Schools California survey. For those who missed our presentation at La Cosecha in Albuquerque, New Mexico, here are the survey findings. Thank you to CABE for sponsoring such an important project.

If you would like to download the results as a PDF, please click...

By Dual Language School Team
Noviembre 14, 2017
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By: Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director of Joint National Committee for Languages

Last month, I promised to talk about grass-roots support for Dual Language Immersion. That's a dangerous promise for me to give, and for you to believe: almost nothing signifies cultural identity and belonging more than language, and the support for Dual Language runs into identity at full tilt.

If I tell you that my father's ancestors spoke French, and that on occasion I heard my...

By Dual Language School Team
Noviembre 02, 2017
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By: David Rogers

and believe in their hearts that an education in two languages is a right and not just an option, for students and their families.

These are exciting times for Dual Language Education, as we see more and more school districts around the country committing to the strengthening and expansion of K-12 Dual Language Education. Motivations for this growth in DLE programs range from a...

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By Dual Language School Team
Agosto 04, 2017
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Interested in starting a Dual Language program but don’t know what to do?  "Dual Language School Guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program" is going through a revision in 2017 with the latest information to start a Dual Language Program. The updated version of the guide is more interactive as the chapters all direct you to a forum where you can interact with other School Administrators. We invite you to utilize the forum where you can share your experiences with your...

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By Dual Language School Team
Abril 26, 2017
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Hiring quality bilingual/dual language teachers is a competitive feat for any school leader but the increasing values of biliteracy, bilingualism and biculturalism in today's world means competition is getting more and more fierce. Here are five innovative approaches schools can use to find bilingual/dual language teachers.

1 Create partnerships with universities to offer certification

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