Oh WOW! I am so excited to have found your blog! For years we have just mainly networked online with parents raising multilingual children, and I haven't been able to find many dual language educators. I am so happy to have found you!! I look forward to being a dedicated reader!! -Melanie
Thanks so much for visiting, Melanie! I just saw your post about the SLD workshop and so wish I could hop on a plane to California and attend. I'm a big fan of GLAD and SIOP strategies and think they are under-utilized, especially in Spanish language development. I hope the workshop goes well and look forward to seeing your ideas!
Ok so I don't teach dual language but I do know you! I just found your blog from someone else's blog that I got to from pinterest. How crazy is that?! You are a fantastic teacher and mommy. See you soon!Rebecca
Thanks, Rebecca! :)
YEAH!!!I am soooo happy I found this blog, I have been looking for so long. I am a first year teacher and I teach in a 50/50 program. I teach the Spanish side. I have been looking for a dual language/immersion blog. I needed a place to read and learn more. Thank you so much for this. I look forward to reading and being part of a community for dual teachers and parents.Thanks
I am so glad you found us! Welcome to the community!
I am so happy to have found this blog. I have been teaching bilingual students for 8 years now and I am always looking for other teachers that know and understand how to teach ELL's.Elsy
I am so glad I found this blog! I am first year teacher at preschool in West Chicago! You have provided me with great resources! Thanks!!
Katie, I did my student teaching at Gary School in West Chicago! I am so glad you found me and wish you the very best first year! Be sure to check out some of the PK bilingual blogs in my blogroll!
What a great resource! My 8 year old son has attended a DL school in the USA from K-2, and we are now living in Costa Rica in order to fully immerse before returning to the USA.
I am thrilled to find this blog, I am also a dual language teacher in Texas (Houston area). I am the English half of a two teacher team. I am always digging on the internet looking for sources and ideas. I am looking forward to exploring your site and following your links to see what else I can find in the dual language world.
I just learned of your site and I am so excited! I teach part-time Spanish 1 in the Middle school and I really want it to be more of an immersion atmosphere. I also homeschool my three boys, 1,3,5 years old and I would love some pointers on teaching them as dual language learners. I didn't speak Spanish at home because my husband doesn't speak so In order to make parenting easier, I spoke in English... Needless to say at this point, I think I can handle creating a bilingual home... any pointers?Thanks again for your site!!
Hi Candis i Just found your blog! wanted to know where can i find the rimas activities called "Palabrinas" its great and my kiddos will def benefit from it! thank you !
Hi Candis! I love all the work you are doing to support dual language teachers and programs! Would love to have you spread the word about an event exploring dual language elementary classrooms this Thursday in Austin, TX. Folks can learn more on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/296617500490593/ Thanks Candis!
I will be a dual language teacher this year. I will be teaching 4th grade. Therefore, I am wondering if you have any resources that you have heard for this grade level. Also, if you have seen novel studies for spanish books because they will be ordering book and I would like to do novel studies with them. Thank you so much!
Hello, My name is Ella and I am studying an MSc in Psychological Research Methods. I am currently doing a piece of research in to bilingual teaching assistants and how they support parents.I was wondering if you would write a short blog post asking people to take part in my study? Or perhaps you would let me write an article for you about bilingual Teaching assistants? Please follow the link below.TEACHING ASSISTANTS NEEDED : to take part in a short survey in to teaching assistants roles goo.gl/EL6UjZIf you need any more information please do not hesitate to inbox me or call me on 07738202347Thank you in advance,Ella
Gracias por todos los comentarios. Son muy útiles.
Hello! I am the "English" half of a 50-50 DI program for kindergarten. Are there any specific posts or links that anyone could suggest that would match me with a kindergarten teacher who holds this exact position as the English half of a program? (Please NOT 90 10 because I feel like they are not able to match my scheduling questions with this being such a different model.)I have a million questions. I am the only one in the district who does this. All the other schools and K classes are 100 % English. I would be so grateful for any suggestions. I feel most challenged by having to match everything the reg. English classes are doing with half the time. Most of my questions will be about the logistics of doing this correctly. THANK YOU!
Hi..I just finished my 2nd yr of the English part of dl..dont know if I can help but I'll try
I am a formal dual immersion educator and I am working with a colleague to develop software to support dual immersion Spanish classrooms. We are hoping to talk to as many teachers as possible to infoemail the early design of our product. If you teach Spanish dual immersion and would be willing to chat for 10 to 15 minutes, we would be so appreciative. We want to make sure our program really meets the needs of teachers and students. If you are interested email me at jeven@partners forbiliteracy.com.
I volunteer to help kids out with their homework at my local Boys and Girls Club. About three weeks ago a mom approached me saying that her daughter need help with reading comprehension. To my surprise, this little girl, a fourth grader, does not know how to read or write. She's in a dual language program. http://www.dlenm.org/what-is-dual-language-education.aspx I thought it was best for the child to learn and master her first language. Am I going this about the right way? Her teacher says that it makes no sense in teaching her Spanish. Could that be the reason why she's having trouble learning English? How can she have full grasp and understanding of a second language when she never really learned her native one. Any thoughts and advice will really appreciate it. Thank you.
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