This conversation features Christa Holland-Anderson, a 6th grade Spanish immersion teacher at Holland Language Academy. add.a.lingua’s Stephanie Irizarry asks Maestra Holland-Anderson to describe some of her instructional practices, as well as strategies she uses to grow her proficiency in the Spanish language.
Maria Ibarra is an inspiration to us, and it was such a delight to be able to interview her about her family’s experience in the immersion program at our partner school, Holland Language Academy. Alex is a student in the two-way Spanish immersion program.
Ken Williams is a “paradigm shifter, a cage rattler, an unapologetic identifier of elephants in the room.” He’s also a member of add.a.lingua’s Educational Leadership Board, and a trusted ally and sounding board as we work to establish the bar in immersive multilingual education. You’ll love this unvarnished conversation with him about equity in education.
The growth of immersion programs is good news for U.S. students. However, as a new audit of the immersion program at Tucson Unified School District makes clear, there are significant challenges to realizing the threefold goal of quality dual language immersion education. Tara Fortune shares what encourages and concerns her about immersion program growth.
El desarrollo de la lectoescritura en dos idiomas es un proceso complejo, pero los programas que consistentemente reflexionan sobre preguntas como las mencionadas arriba son las que se acercan más y más hacia el éxito del desarrollo de las habilidades de lectoescritura en dos idiomas.
Bienvenidos de nuevo a nuestra serie sobre cómo ser excelentes padres de inmersión. Seguimos en la exploración de preguntas que los padres de inmersión deberían estar haciendo mientras consideran la educación de inmersión y evalúan programas para sus hijos. Nuestra pasión aquí en add.a.lingua es ver… Read More
We help schools do the important “why” work early–ensuring that their community understands and owns a vision for dual language immersion education.
In advance of our webinar on Wednesday, October 21 (7 PM EDT), we want to give our blog readers a first look into several add.a.lingua partner school classrooms.
On this add.a.lingua podcast, co-founder Stacey Vanden Bosch discusses the nexus of dual language immersion education and global preparedness. We drilled down on key indicators we’d expect to see in a gold standard DLI program.
The findings may strike some as counterintuitive, but a new study, released jointly by Rice University and Houston ISD, found that the most effective way to help non-native speakers acquire English is to teach them in their first language. Houston ISD provides Spanish-dominant English Language… Read More