The growth of immersion programs is good news for U.S. students. However, as a new audit of the immersion program at Tucson Unified School District makes clear, there are significant challenges to realizing the threefold goal of quality dual language immersion education. Tara Fortune shares what encourages and concerns her about immersion program growth.
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.
Three things we believe:
1. Professional learning centered around common experiences in dual language immersion education is incredibly valuable
2. Prioritizing and honoring the experience that classroom teachers bring to the conversation is paramount
3. Cultivating conversations more than presentations should be the aim of good facilitator teams
Is the U.S. falling behind the rest of the world in language education?
Dr. Tara Fortune shares her perspective on how the U.S. stacks up with the rest of the world on language education. Her response provides the kind of nuance often lacking in this discussion, and we think you’ll enjoy it.
We help schools do the important “why” work early–ensuring that their community understands and owns a vision for dual language immersion education.
On January 26, add.a.lingua will welcome Dr. Tara Fortune to west Michigan for a program observation at Zeeland Christian School as teachers there implement the add.a.lingua Mandarin Chinese instructional frameworks.
By the time they reach out to us, many schools and families are familiar with the “why” of immersion education. It is the “what” and “how” questions that remain most perplexing.
Hi, add.a.lingua blog readers. My name is Dana Moeller, and I want to share a bit of our family’s journey into the world of dual language immersion education with you. My husband, Randy, and I have been married for 9 years, and we make our… Read More
Last week we were honored to welcome over 160 dedicated dual language immersion instructors, administrators, policy makers, and point people for our August teacher training. add.a.lingua is committed to connecting the best in language instruction research with practical classroom application through our professional development scope and sequence for administrators and… Read More
A few weeks back, Stacey Vanden Bosch had the pleasure of interviewing Amelia Friedman, founder of Student Language Exchange (SLE), about the future of language education. If you’re not familiar with the work of SLE, here’s Amelia explaining why she founded the organization: “I realized… Read More