Learn how to provide effective dual language instruction to emergent bilinguals

Solutions - Foundations of DL Instruction

This two-day workshop provides dual language educators with research-aligned strategies and hands-on activities that promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence for their emergent bilingual students learning in English and a partner language.

Using CAL's highly-acclaimed Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, participants will engage in interactive activities that integrate language and content and promote mutual respect between and among students of varying linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Strategies and hands-on activities will be shared that promote student interaction to build receptive and productive language skills in two languages while building content knowledge in order to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence. Through exploration of concrete instructional and classroom examples, participants will be invited to actively reflect on their current practices. In addition, opportunities will be provided for collaboration with colleagues in the design of research-aligned activities that participants will then be able to turn around and implement immediately in their own classrooms.

The informative workshop is designed for educators working in and/or supporting dual language elementary school classrooms, as well as district-level support staff. CAL encourages individuals, partner teachers, and teams serving in a variety of program models (e.g., 90/10, 50/50, one-teacher, two-teacher models) to attend.

CAL can work with you to customize a workshop or series of workshops to best meet your needs.

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