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
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.
Teachers, administrators, point people and parents reach out to our team to ask the following question: What about students who struggle in immersion education? To answer this question, we’ll explore four far-too-common myths about struggling students in immersion programs.
ESS stands for English Specific Skills. Knowing what these skills are and how and when to introduce them in the classroom will impact everything from immersion program design to the instructional practice you’ll see in classrooms.
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.
We’re offering our very first add.a.lingua un-conference on April 12–a time for collaboration and learning among immersion leaders of all experience levels.
“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.
We’re sometimes asked what a max (or minimum) number of students in an immersion classroom should be. Because smaller class sizes are universally touted as a selling point, parents in particular want to know how many students is right. It’s not hard to see the logic: If a smaller… Read More
We’re honored to serve 20 schools and districts in 2017-18. That’s nearly 3,000 immersion students and 200 educators. We’re singing the praises of each of these programs on the blog.