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Clase Dual:Looking Into the SP/ENGL Dual Language Classroom

Various education research centers now consider dual language instruction as a valid method of education for classrooms with native English and Spanish speakers. With a rise of bilingualism in schools, many educators now think of ways to create an all-inclusive learning environment for students. This collection provides a number of practical guides for teachers who seek general information on such programs, and model lessons for those interested in DL instruction.
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Clase Dual:Looking Into the SP/ENGL Dual Language Classroom
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This video, published in part of a series which looks at a dual-language school in San Jose, California, shows how the Gardner Academy teaches its students in dual-language form. In the video, you can see Spanish and English speakers learning together through conversation and music.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A guide for educators, published by the Center for Applied Linguistics at the San Jose State University. This guide outlines the guiding principles for educators seeking to create a dual-language environment in their classrooms. It highlights the effective features of dual-language education programs, based in part by review and research on best practices across the country. It looks at seven major "strands" of program planning and implementation in the dual language setting.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    The two-way immersion toolkit, published by the Education Alliance at Brown University provides educators with an outline of an effective dual-language program and points on how to implement it. It also provides a series of “model lesson plans” for teachers interested in seeing the pedagogical aspect of dual-language instruction. Lastly, it provides a section on how to involve parents in dual-language instruction.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A two-part blog post which looks at state data on the policy and practices of dual language education programs in the United States. Part I of this project looks at the need for DL programs and the history of expansion of such programs in schools across the nation. This article also provides a list of resources for educators and parents interested in implementing such programs in their respective teaching environments.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Part II of the previous blog post published by Coloring Colorado— a bilingual website for educators and families of ELLs. The second part of this post sheds insight on the challenges associated with implementing dual-language programs in classrooms following the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The author, Diane S. Fenner provides CCSS resources for educators who teach in dual-language settings.
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BloomBoard Asks:What experience do you have working with multilingual/bilingual students in your classroom? What activities can educators with multilingual students adapt into a dual learning environment? What activities exist to engage students who are monolingual and those that are multilingual?