Tag: multilingual

I Am My Language

“I am my language. Until I can take pride in my language,...

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...
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New National Effort to Address Effective Literacy for Multilingual Learners

Researchers, educators, teachers, administrators, school board members, and advocates with expertise in literacy and the education of English learner/emergent bilingual students have come together to form the National Committee for Effective Literacy (NCEL), with...

Practical PD

In the midst of the pandemic, teachers are stretched incredibly thin. In addition, districts are taxed with extra time spent on contact tracing and social–emotional needs of the students and staff. Needless to say,...

House Committee Supports Seal of Biliteracy

The House Committee on Appropriations has affirmed its support for implementing and providing funding for Seal of Biliteracy programs across the U.S. in its draft report for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...

U.S. Guide to Exemplary Language Programs Wins $500K Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to support the efforts of the America’s Languages Working Group in building the Guide to Exemplary Programs and Practices in U.S. Language Education—a means...

Celebrating Multilingual Learner Identity through Personal Narrative Instruction

The social isolation and countless hours of silent, independent assignments young linguistically diverse scholars have endured during the past year of online learning have left scores in dire need of lessons that affirm their...

From Silence to Conversation: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time

Dan: What is one of the most common barriers to facilitating the shift from silence to oracy for multilingual learners, and how can we work to overcome it? Tonya: This shift is about changing habits,...
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Recognizing Multilingual Speech Patterns

More than 20% of children in the U.S. are bilingual, a number that continues to rise year over year (Kids Count Data Center, 2018). According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), there is a...

Education Begins with Language

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on September 26 with the European Commission. This year, many of the celebrations moved online, including an...
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