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.
We’re sometimes asked what a max (or minimum) number of students in an immersion classroom should be. Because smaller class sizes are universally touted as a selling point, parents in particular want to know how many students is right. It’s not hard to see the logic: If a smaller… Read More
Sharing insights from her background as a dual language immersion school principal, add.a.lingua co-founder, Lilah Ambrosi, offers suggestions on hiring, investing in staff, and developing a culture of shared success.
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.
add.a.lingua a.la.carte is a menu of dual language immersion (dli) specific workshops, designed by and for dli educators.
Whether you’re a leader or teacher with extensive experience or someone new to the field, we’d love to hear from you.
Everything included in the informed educator guide would be GREAT to use at a PLC meeting for processing and reflection, or at a staff meeting for calibration of practices, values, and beliefs.
Instead of merely admiring the problems surrounding limited culturally and linguistically authentic Spanish texts for budding readers, Olga Díaz tackled them head-on as an author.
Nayeli Venegas models the stance of a lifelong learner. While she says she’s learned a bit from me over the years, I’m almost certain I’ve learned more from her.
A teacher’s review of apps and communication platforms has gotten us thinking about how stellar immersion teachers communicate with families. What are the things that we see teachers doing in order to uphold the goals of their immersion programs, build and maintain rapport with families, and continue to foster a unified, collaborative culture?