If you’ve got a mindset that is bent on helping kids produce the immersion language, you’re ready to explore strategies to make it happen. Enter: circumlocution.
Although very complex, immersion-specific pd done right possesses the limitless capacity to make the end result oh-so-sweet when the following conditions are taken into account, how it’s planned, the way it’s purposefully mixed, and who’s in the kitchen.
What does it mean when a teacher says that they’ve been trained by add.a.lingua?
In a teachers’ first three years in one of our partner schools, they experience roughly 20+ hours of add.a.lingua immersion specific professional learning. The crazy part? That’s not a total number. It’s literally 20+ hours per year!
Many immersion parents have concerns that the summer slide means their immersion student will be linguistically behind in the fall. Not to worry! Stephanie Irizarry tackles the three most common questions related to the summer slide for immersion students, and offers helpful suggestions for building a love of language outside of school.
Teachers, administrators, point people and parents reach out to our team to ask the following question: What about students who struggle in immersion education? To answer this question, we’ll explore four far-too-common myths about struggling students in immersion programs.
ESS stands for English Specific Skills. Knowing what these skills are and how and when to introduce them in the classroom will impact everything from immersion program design to the instructional practice you’ll see in classrooms.
In an effort to extend the reach of the powerful learning that took place at CARLA, we’ve developed a brand new online resource. Now, schools can take advantage of the add.a.lingua immersion educator toolkit for FREE at my.addalingua.com/educator.
According to the prestigious Instituto Cervantes, the U.S.A. has become the second largest Spanish-speaking nation. Our 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11.6 million bilinguals have moved the United States past Colombia and Spain, leaving us second only to Mexico. add.a.lingua’s Stephanie Irizarry reviewed the… Read More
Have you ever encountered someone in the course of your work with a mind, a heart, and a passion that makes you step back and say, “Wow, it would be great to work with her (or him) someday”? Maybe you’re on parallel tracks, hoping those… Read More