“When I taught in an add.a.lingua school, I didn’t realize how unique it was that we were provided with all of these resources! add.a.lingua took the guess work out of planning because we all knew what we needed to do to support our students’ language development.” – Sarah Vander Laan
We’re sometimes asked what a max (or minimum) number of students in an immersion classroom should be. Because smaller class sizes are universally touted as a selling point, parents in particular want to know how many students is right. It’s not hard to see the logic: If a smaller… Read More
There are few things that we like better than hanging out with dual language immersion teachers and administrators and talking about the art of multilingual teaching. We have a steadfast belief in the capacity for growth in students and adults alike, and getting to know… Read More
Each spring, add.a.lingua gathers dual language immersion program leaders from around the nation for our leadership institute. With our 7th leadership institute now in the books, we’re sharing some vignettes from our partners.
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.
One of the most powerful things that a learning community can do to reflect on and refine their instructional practice is to watch themselves (and each other) in action. Virtual instructional support visits allow you to do just that.
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.
add.a.lingua a.la.carte is a menu of dual language immersion (dli) specific workshops, designed by and for dli educators.
Whether you’re a leader or teacher with extensive experience or someone new to the field, we’d love to hear from you.
Everything included in the informed educator guide would be GREAT to use at a PLC meeting for processing and reflection, or at a staff meeting for calibration of practices, values, and beliefs.
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.