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.
“Equity in action for our nation’s ELL students means ensuring they reach the same bar expected of all students. By making multilingualism our aim and taking the necessary steps to bring programs into alignment with research on language acquisition, we can provide students and families with the equitable education they deserve.”
FonoCultura is an early Spanish reader series that uses author Olga Díaz’s personal stories to bring together authentic language and cultural elements for the benefit of student learning. Here’s what what mom had to say about what the series means to her son.
Instead of merely admiring the problems surrounding limited culturally and linguistically authentic Spanish texts for budding readers, Olga Díaz tackled them head-on as an author.
Iliana Vásquez-Ochoa is the principal of Holland Language Academy, in Holland, MI. She’s a leader who inspires us with her tenacity and perseverance, and her personal story is an inspiration on many levels.
add.a.lingua continues to develop the 9-12 portion of the Spanish immersion program in partnership with Zeeland Public Schools in order to ensure students are able to reach academic standards in ENGLISH while building high proficiency in SPANISH. Although many parents consider their middle school students… Read More