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Dual immersion school like one proposed in Greeley working well in Grand Junction | GreeleyTribune.com

Dual immersion school like one proposed in Greeley working well in Grand Junction | GreeleyTribune.com | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
G RAND JUNCTION — When Jen Foster walks into her children’s school, it feels natural.


“I wanted my kids in this school because this is what Colorado looks like,”
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Colorado moves forward with yet another dual language school where students are succeeding in academics and proficient in two languages.

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Utah bets big on foreign language learning, but not everyone is on board

Utah bets big on foreign language learning, but not everyone is on board | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah.
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Building Bilingual Education Systems

Building Bilingual Education Systems | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Building Bilingual Education Systems details the investments required for establishing successful bi-/trilingual education programmes and discusses administrative, community legislative, political, societal and institutional complexities that shape bi-/tri...
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New book on bilingual education including case studies and international perspectives.

Authors interviewed here:http://youtu.be/cIFj6O_c3Qc

 

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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off.
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CPS students will receive recognition for biliteracy

CPS students will receive recognition for biliteracy | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Chicago Public School students who master two or more languages will be recognized with a seal of bilteracy that will appear on their transcripts and may help them get into college.
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Hmong dual-language programs preserve culture

Hmong dual-language programs preserve culture | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The term “dual language” makes most educators think of Spanish.
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San Jose Unified School District honored for language immersion program

San Jose Unified School District honored for language immersion program | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
San Jose Unified School District has won a Golden Bell award in recognition of its language immersion program. The award was presented by the California School Boards Association.
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Spanish Dual Immersion: La Puerta Abierta

Spanish Dual Immersion:                               La Puerta Abierta | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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A One-Time English-Language Learner Puts Premium on Bilingual, Bicultural Education

A One-Time English-Language Learner Puts Premium on Bilingual, Bicultural Education | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard A. Carranza is charting pathways for English-language learners to become bilingual, biliterate graduates.
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Dual-language options improve for area students - El Paso Inc.

Dual-language options improve for area students - El Paso Inc. | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
If you live in the El Paso Independent School District, a dual-language immersion program in Spanish and English is coming to an elementary or middle school nearby – if it hasn’t already.
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OUSD's Dual Language Mandarin Immersion Program at Fletcher Elementary - YouTube

Kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grade students who enroll in the Mandarin Dual Language class will be taught in equal parts Mandarin Chinese an...
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Are English Learners Neglected in Early Education?

Are English Learners Neglected in Early Education? | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In San Antonio's Harlandale school district, pre-kindergarten students learn English and Spanish together. They help one another through instructions and ass...
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Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage For Its Economic Value - University of Texas at Austin News

Every spring in Texas and across America, white, middle-class parents value bilingualism enough to line up in the early morning hours to sign up their children...
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Know more than one language? How your bilingual brain could pay dividends

Know more than one language? How your bilingual brain could pay dividends | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual young adults more likely to graduate high school, go to college—and get the job they want.
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Joleen Ang's curator insight, March 18, 4:00 AM

I think that learning more than one language and being able to communicate with more than one language is indeed very beneficial to a person. Having the ability to be bilingual helps one to  converse better with anyone.  

YourTerm's curator insight, March 19, 5:57 AM

Speaking more than one #language may confer significant benefits on the developing brain. Research has now shown that #bilingual young adults not only fare better in the job market, but are also more likely to demonstrate empathy and problem-solving skills.

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Humanitarian-Channel UNICEF USA Bilingual Education in Guatemala on the Humanitarian Channel Channel

Humanitarian-Channel UNICEF USA Bilingual Education in Guatemala on the Humanitarian Channel Channel | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Since the 16th century when Spain colonized Guatemala, Spanish was imposed as the official language and became the sole language taught in schools Through
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Bravo Guatemala!

Ojo! El Baile de las Vocales!

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SFUSD to explore offering Arabic-, Vietnamese-language classes - San Francisco Examiner

SFUSD to explore offering Arabic-, Vietnamese-language classes - San Francisco Examiner | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In response to a growing number of Arabic- and Vietnamese-speaking students in The City's public schools, the San Francisco Unified School District is considering offering...
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A way with words: Dallas ISD bilingual teacher named best in U.S.

A way with words: Dallas ISD bilingual teacher named best in U.S. | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Irma De La Guardia of Withers Elemenary was honored by the National Association for Bilingual Education.
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More OC parents turn to immersion schools to give their children an advantage ... - OCRegister

More OC parents turn to immersion schools to give their children an advantage ... - OCRegister | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
When the room mothers for Julie Fong’s third-grade class at Marian Bergeson Elementary School brought Fong a birthday gift, her students happily belted out the “Happy Birthday” song – in fluent Mandarin.
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Proficient bilinguals see higher earnings, research shows

Proficient bilinguals see higher earnings, research shows | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Patricia Gándara, a professor of graduate education and co-director of the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Civil shares the results of her research on
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COMMENTARY: Promote our bilingualism - Monitor

Every spring in Texas, white, middle-class parents value bilingualism enough to line up in the early morning hours to sign up their children for a spot in next fall’s dual-language kindergarten programs.
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Baez counsels parents, principals on 40 dual language programs | School Stories

NYC's Milady Baez counsels parents, principals on 40 dual language programs. Says "Dual Language is here to stay" http://t.co/iF1KL2WHTO
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Reciben sandieguinos educación bilingüe - Telemundo 33

Reciben sandieguinos educación bilingüe - Telemundo 33 | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
San Diego (ENTRAVISION).- Las escuelas que ofrecen programas bilingües se han convertido en una excelente alternativa para padres que buscan que sus hijos aprendan en más de un idioma.
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Dual-language students outpace peers on tests - Woodstock Independent

ISAT scores are much higher for students who learn in two languages.
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International Mother Language Day 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International Mother Language Day 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
21 Feb: @UNESCO International Mother Language Day, encouraging multilingual #education w/ spotlight on #science http://t.co/gxtyqlCBj2
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Italian consulate donates $19K toward dual-language immersion program

Italian consulate donates $19K toward dual-language immersion program | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Antonio Verde, Italy’s consul general stationed in Los Angeles, visited with the students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary recently, and delivered a $19,000 check to spend on the students there who spend the majority of the school day speaking and...
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