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freedom and control

Even though Mandarin immersion seemed intimidating at first, I now view it as a breath of fresh air. It is so exciting to dream of the possibilities that await these kids whose accent sounds like they’re from China, but they look like they’re from the Netherlands. I am so glad I didn’t let my fears or need for control turn me away from this incredible opportunity.

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it’s time to rethink our approach to literacy in Spanish

The importance of a language specific approach to literacy has just been underscored by a new study from Claude Goldenberg of the Stanford Graduate School of Education. The study finds that awareness of individual letter sounds, which is the foundational skill for early literacy instruction in English, isn’t as important when teaching beginning readers in Spanish.

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a conversation with Dr. Tara Fortune

It’s not every day that one of the nation’s foremost researchers in the field of dual language immersion gathers with our team and visits our founding partner school. So when Dr. Tara Fortune, director of the Immersion Research and Professional Development Program at CARLA, joined us in January, we made proverbial hay.