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Sarah Vander Laan joins team add.a.lingua

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

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addressing the summer slide for immersion students: ideas for fostering a love of language outside of school

Many immersion parents have concerns that the summer slide means their immersion student will be linguistically behind in the fall. Not to worry! Stephanie Irizarry tackles the three most common questions related to the summer slide for immersion students, and offers helpful suggestions for building a love of language outside of school.

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add.a.lingua immersion and love for Puerto Rico: increasing student cultural awareness

On September 20, hurricane María wrought havoc on the island of Puerto Rico, Militza Mendoza’s homeland. Her classroom of students, and the Covenant Christian community stepped in to offer support to the teacher and point person they care so deeply about, and in turn, to the island of Puerto Rico.

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what’s it like to teach in (and out) of an add.a.lingua partner 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