What does it mean when a teacher says that they’ve been trained by add.a.lingua?
In a teachers’ first three years in one of our partner schools, they experience roughly 20+ hours of add.a.lingua immersion specific professional learning. The crazy part? That’s not a total number. It’s literally 20+ hours per year!
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.
Is an add.a.lingua 90-10 two-way immersion program right for your community? Watch this video and find out.
We’re honored to serve 20 schools and districts in 2017-18. That’s nearly 3,000 immersion students and 200 educators. We’re singing the praises of each of these programs on the blog.
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.
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.
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.
“Nosotros como padres estamos agradecidos con el program HLA porque hasta nosotros como padres hemos pasado muchos retos también. Pero ahora nos sentimos tranquilos porque si nuestro hijo es feliz nosotros como sus padres también estamos felices.”
We’re continuing our series on how to be a great immersion parent by suggesting another question that parents should be asking as they evaluate if a dual language immersion education program is right for their child: How do school leaders raise the status of the… Read More