All posts tagged “Research

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What encourages and concerns Tara Fortune about the growth of immersion education

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.

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dual language immersion education: a potential game changer for ELL students

“With dual-language immersion, you have the potential here to dramatically address the issue of equity in access to quality education, particularly in elementary education…Dual-language immersion has an enormous potential to change outcomes, particularly for students whose native language is not English.” – Dr. Robert Slater

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introducing Cory Mathieu, our summer research partner

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the aalpa assessment products that students from grades K-8 produce. I’m looking forward to examining how students’ language progresses year by year in the immersion programs that incorporate the add.a.lingua framework. This is a unique opportunity since most educators only get to interact with students from a few grades at a time.

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respected immersion researchers join add.a.lingua academic advisory board

add.a.lingua is pleased to introduce the members of our newly established academic advisory board. Although add.a.lingua has relied on immersion research since its founding, over recent years, add.a.lingua began gravitating more toward studies conducted or synthesized by Dr. Diane Tedick and Dr. Tara Fortune. Learning… Read More

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don’t abandon the learner, maximize their investment in language learning

add.a.lingua believes in helping our immersion partner schools maximize the investment their communities have made in students becoming bilingual and biliterate during the elementary years. According to the current research, most immersion students in early total dual language immersion programs will reach “intermediate” levels of… Read More