Pella Christian Grade School’s Rebecca Gomez offers 4 great ideas for helping ease parental concerns about their child’s English literacy development–even as they are acquiring literacy in Spanish.
As add.a.lingua continues to grow in partnerships across the nation, our small but mighty team grows too. The addition of longtime teacher colleague, add.a.lingua trainer, and friend, Sarah Vander Laan brings additional depth to our curricular development and instructional support services. Sarah’s teaching career in… Read More
After speaking with add.a.lingua co-founders and touring our other partner school in Iowa, the co-founders of Royal Legacy Christian Academy agreed that the timing was right to partner with add.a.lingua to launch and grow their Spanish immersion program this fall.
What does it mean when a teacher says that they’ve been trained by add.a.lingua?
In a teachers’ first three years in one of our partner schools, they experience roughly 20+ hours of add.a.lingua immersion specific professional learning. The crazy part? That’s not a total number. It’s literally 20+ hours per year!
We’re big fans of collaborative learning. In fact, we’ve designed our 5 year immersion teacher certification process around collaboration and reflective practice. This spring we took another step forward in professional learning by creating space for administrators from add.a.lingua’s partner immersion programs to gather and… Read More
West Michigan will gain another quality add.a.lingua immersion program this fall as Holland Christian School opens preschool and kindergarten Spanish immersion sections at Rose Park Elementary.
We’re excited to announce our newest partner in immersion education, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. With a total enrollment over 32,000 students, this k-12 system is the 7th largest in the state of Tennessee. CMCSS will open two add.a.lingua early total one way Spanish immersion kindergarten sections at Barksdale Elementary in the fall of 2018.
The resources, support, and training that add.a.lingua provides to educators in the immersion program don’t stay in the immersion program. add.a.lingua immersion programs very often serve as a catalyst for positive change throughout a school.
“When I taught in an add.a.lingua school, I didn’t realize how unique it was that we were provided with all of these resources! add.a.lingua took the guess work out of planning because we all knew what we needed to do to support our students’ language development.” – Sarah Vander Laan
Demographic and linguistic change within the Catholic church comes along with significant linguistic opportunities for educators. And it’s an opportunity that Jo Jones, principal of Corpus Christi Catholic School, has embraced wholeheartedly.