One of the most powerful things that a learning community can do to reflect on and refine their instructional practice is to watch themselves (and each other) in action. Virtual instructional support visits allow you to do just that.
FonoCultura is an early Spanish reader series that uses author Olga Díaz’s personal stories to bring together authentic language and cultural elements for the benefit of student learning. Here’s what what mom had to say about what the series means to her son.
Our calendar is filling up, but there’s still time to join add.a.lingua’s 2017-18 partner school cohort. If you’re preparing to launch an immersion program in the fall of 2017, and you’d like to learn more about our services, drop us a note, and let’s get talking.
Iliana Vásquez-Ochoa is the principal of Holland Language Academy, in Holland, MI. She’s a leader who inspires us with her tenacity and perseverance, and her personal story is an inspiration on many levels.
There seems to be a similar theme of possibilities at the intersection of adventure and obedience emerging in the story of our new second-grade Spanish immersion teacher at Crown Point Christian School.
When we are out as a family and meet other people the question usually comes up, “Where do your kids go to school?” That question is easily answered – it’s the next part that always gets the, “OOHHH.” Spanish Immersion. The reactions are a mixed bag.… Read More
In an effort to extend the reach of the powerful learning that took place at CARLA, we’ve developed a brand new online resource. Now, schools can take advantage of the add.a.lingua immersion educator toolkit for FREE at my.addalingua.com/educator.
The funny thing is, my kids don’t see Mandarin as a difficult language. We had to look up which language was the hardest for an English speaker to learn in order for my son to believe us. And even then, he still questions it. In case you’re wondering, Mandarin is the hardest language for a native English speaker to learn.
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.
We are thrilled to introduce Dan and Cortney Housman of St. John, Indiana. The Housmans are a pioneer family at an add.a.lingua partner school, Crown Point Christian School. Their oldest daughter is a 5th grader, and is not enrolled in the immersion program. Their middle son, Olyver,… Read More