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.
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.
Are you looking for ideas to incorporate reading into your summer routine? Help your child stay sharp in the immersion language and develop a love of reading with these suggestions.
According to Dr. Tara Fortune, a student who begins early literacy instruction in a more consistent phonetic system will more easily transfer those skills to English later on. In fact, one study found that it takes an average of 2.5 years longer to become literate in English than in Spanish.
The findings may strike some as counterintuitive, but a new study, released jointly by Rice University and Houston ISD, found that the most effective way to help non-native speakers acquire English is to teach them in their first language. Houston ISD provides Spanish-dominant English Language… Read More
There’s a conversation happening over whether presidential candidates should answer questions or do interviews in Spanish. Senator Rubio’s response to this question is worth your time.
For monolingual, English-speaking families, it can be a bit daunting to wrap your mind around a Mandarin immersion education for your child. How will you assist your child with schoolwork? How will you know that your child is receiving a thorough education or keeping up… Read More
VOXY has an interesting infographic that pulls from the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State (among other sources) to estimate the time required for native English speakers to achieve reading and speaking proficiency in another language. Note that languages are grouped by… Read More
Last week add.a.lingua welcomed more than 40 educators and program directors from 15 schools to our offices for a multi-day training for first year add.a.lingua partner teachers. As we noted recently on this blog, and as Emily Liebtag and Caitlin Haugen pointed out in EdWeek, increasing the… Read More
Have you ever encountered someone in the course of your work with a mind, a heart, and a passion that makes you step back and say, “Wow, it would be great to work with her (or him) someday”? Maybe you’re on parallel tracks, hoping those… Read More