Grand Haven Christian’s Heather Grisales is a veteran immersion educator who understands the value of add.a.lingua partnership.
If you’ve got a mindset that is bent on helping kids produce the immersion language, you’re ready to explore strategies to make it happen. Enter: circumlocution.
Although very complex, immersion-specific pd done right possesses the limitless capacity to make the end result oh-so-sweet when the following conditions are taken into account, how it’s planned, the way it’s purposefully mixed, and who’s in the kitchen.
Pella Christian Grade School’s Rebecca Gomez offers 4 great ideas for helping ease parental concerns about their child’s English literacy development–even as they are acquiring literacy in Spanish.
¡¿Está usted emocionado/a con la idea de organizar su salón de clase de inmersión?! Pues bien, ¡todavía no mueva los pupitres! Cuando tenemos que adecuar un salón, lo mejor para dar el primer paso es reflexionar en cuanto a nuestras creencias y valores sobre cómo… Read More
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.
What does it really take to build and grow an add.a.lingua dual language immersion program? These insights from Pella Christian Grade School’s point person, Rebecca Gomez, are golden.
As I have looked at character traits that build the kind of end result I want to see in my kids, a few have stood out that specifically speak to my choice to put my kids in a Spanish immersion program. One that sticks out to me is TENACITY.
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.
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.