Even though Mandarin immersion seemed intimidating at first, I now view it as a breath of fresh air. It is so exciting to dream of the possibilities that await these kids whose accent sounds like they’re from China, but they look like they’re from the Netherlands. I am so glad I didn’t let my fears or need for control turn me away from this incredible opportunity.
El desarrollo de la lectoescritura en dos idiomas es un proceso complejo, pero los programas que consistentemente reflexionan sobre preguntas como las mencionadas arriba son las que se acercan más y más hacia el éxito del desarrollo de las habilidades de lectoescritura en dos idiomas.
Bi-literacy is a complex developmental process, but classrooms that actively attend to these strategies are classrooms moving towards bi-literacy success for all students.
We’d encourage immersion parents to ask how much of a teacher’s professional development is connected to specific strategies for increased success in language acquisition pedagogy? How many hours, days, or weeks is your child’s teacher and administrator spending in immersion specific training?
We were thrilled by last week’s response to our #dliparents series kick off, How to be a great immersion parent. Thanks to all those who’ve read, shared, and offered their feedback. One of the encouragements we made in our opening post was to ask good questions. You… Read More
I am so thankful that we took a leap of faith and enrolled our children in an early total one-way Mandarin Chinese immersion program. BUT…this type of education–so foreign (pardon the terrible adjective) from the way I was raised–produces many questions.