On September 20, hurricane María wrought havoc on the island of Puerto Rico, Militza Mendoza’s homeland. Her classroom of students, and the Covenant Christian community stepped in to offer support to the teacher and point person they care so deeply about, and in turn, to the island of Puerto Rico.
The resources, support, and training that add.a.lingua provides to educators in the immersion program don’t stay in the immersion program. add.a.lingua immersion programs very often serve as a catalyst for positive change throughout a school.
Demographic and linguistic change within the Catholic church comes along with significant linguistic opportunities for educators. And it’s an opportunity that Jo Jones, principal of Corpus Christi Catholic School, has embraced wholeheartedly.
Is an add.a.lingua 90-10 two-way immersion program right for your community? Watch this video and find out.
What does it really take to build and grow an add.a.lingua dual language immersion program? These insights from Pella Christian Grade School’s point person, Rebecca Gomez, are golden.
We’re honored to serve 20 schools and districts in 2017-18. That’s nearly 3,000 immersion students and 200 educators. We’re singing the praises of each of these programs on the blog.
Do I know if learning a second language will propel them toward being a doctor or a lawyer or work in the mission field? No. But I do know this: I have given my children the gift of a second language. Someday they will use it. If asked “would I do it all over again?” THAT I can answer. Yes. 100x over, yes.
add.a.lingua is excited to announce Holy Cross School of South Bend, Indiana as our newest Spanish immersion partner program. Holy Cross is enrolling now for their two-way Spanish immersion preschool opening fall 2017.
As I have looked at character traits that build the kind of end result I want to see in my kids, a few have stood out that specifically speak to my choice to put my kids in a Spanish immersion program. One that sticks out to me is TENACITY.
Our excited second grade immersion students enjoyed a SKYPE session with their new friends from Spain, Miss Teresa’s sisters. While receiving a SKYPE tour of the neighborhoods and experiencing a taste of the home designs, the students were amazed at the beauty of the buildings and the artistic expressions.