I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the aalpa assessment products that students from grades K-8 produce. I’m looking forward to examining how students’ language progresses year by year in the immersion programs that incorporate the add.a.lingua framework. This is a unique opportunity since most educators only get to interact with students from a few grades at a time.
add.a.lingua is pleased to introduce the members of our newly established academic advisory board. Although add.a.lingua has relied on immersion research since its founding, over recent years, add.a.lingua began gravitating more toward studies conducted or synthesized by Dr. Diane Tedick and Dr. Tara Fortune. Learning… Read More
We know growth (both personal and programmatic) doesn’t happen by accident. The learners AND leaders at leadership institute 2016 gave tremendous amounts of time and energy, all fueled by a desire to prepare students for an interconnected world.
As we prepare to close the books on 2015, we find ourselves filled with gratitude. This has been an incredibly challenging and rewarding year for our team.
One of the most significant challenges facing dual language immersion programs is the shortage of teachers prepared to teach content in the immersion language, particularly as students mature and the cognitive requirements of their course work increase. This was a subject explored at some length… Read More
Dear teachers, We wanted to thank those of you who attended the dual language immersion event with Dr. Tedick last week. We know many of you are juggling life from all sides as you pour into your students. And yet, as evidenced by your participation… Read More
We were delighted to welcome Diane J. Tedick, one of the nation’s top researchers in dual language immersion (DLI) education to West Michigan this week. Dr. Tedick led a series of discussions about what research in DLI shows us, and the kind of persistence… Read More
Zeeland, MI — On Tuesday, April 28, add.a.lingua and Grand Valley State University Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will welcome Rep. Daniela Garcia and representatives from the office of Congressman Bill Huizenga and the Michigan Department of Education to a presentation by Diane J.… Read More
Last week we published the story of a recent interaction between Aída and a mother from a Spanish-speaking family. The mother was struggling to help her son succeed in an English-only classroom. Though she spoke no English, she wanted her son to be successful and… Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2015 CONTACT: Jordan Roeda (616) 570-5916 add.a.lingua to Welcome Top Language Immersion Education Scholar to West Michigan: Effective Dual Language Immersion Education Closes Achievement Gaps, Raises Standards Zeeland, MI — On Tuesday, April 28, add.a.lingua and Grand Valley State University… Read More