Even at the earliest grades of immersion education, it is critical that students are pushed and supported to speak and write in the immersion language. When we talk about high-impact, easy-to-implement strategies that promote dual language development, turn-and-talk tops the list.
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.
¡¿Está usted emocionado/a con la idea de organizar su salón de clase de inmersión?! Pues bien, ¡todavía no mueva los pupitres! Cuando tenemos que adecuar un salón, lo mejor para dar el primer paso es reflexionar en cuanto a nuestras creencias y valores sobre cómo… Read More
When it comes to classroom setup, the best first step is to REFLECT on our values and beliefs about teaching and learning in an immersion setting.
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.