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Dual Language Certificate...Extended Learning...CSUSM

Online Dual Language Certificate courses are available at CSUSM which teach principles and foundations of cultural and linguistic diversity.
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Kindergartners start school speaking a foreign language in immersion program - WGCL-TV Atlanta

Kindergartners start school speaking a foreign language in immersion program - WGCL-TV Atlanta | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Kindergartners start school speaking a foreign language in immersion program
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The start of the school year, also marked the launch of the district's Dual Language Immersion program.
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Dual Language Immersion Programs Expand Across North Carolina ...

VIF Splash Language Immersion programs will be implemented in 47 schools during the 2014-15 school year. VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced ...
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Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English | Deseret News National

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English | Deseret News National | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success

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This report profiles the population of Dual Language Learner children in the United States, who represent nearly one-third of all U.S. children under age 6, outlining school readiness and patterns of achievement.
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Theater program teaches Spanish to Latino children whose parents can't - Los Angeles Times

Theater program teaches Spanish to Latino children whose parents can't - Los Angeles Times | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Theater program teaches Spanish to Latino children whose parents can't
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At 7 years old, Camilo fluidly switches from one language to the next. He can write and read relatively well in all three.
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40th Anniversary of Lau vs. Nichols Decision: A National Conference on the Rights of Linguistic Minorities

Conference on rights of linguistic minorities to mark 40th Anniversary of Lau v. Nichols http://t.co/6x0cEB9xID #bilingual #education #law
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Jump in Seals of Biliteracy Awarded - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Jump in Number of Students Earning Seal of Biliteracy.
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Biliteracy in American Sign Language/English for high school students.. A step forward.

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Broadway Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

Elementary students in Broadway's dual-language, Mandarin & English Program receive a rigorous education in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and s...
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Informative and inspiring for parents interested in dual programs.

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Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

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In our computerised world, code literacy is becoming essential. A group of tech pioneers aims to teach children the basics ... (Want your bilingual kids to get ahead?
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Coding- a logical choice for language education programs.

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LA Unified to add more dual language immersion programs

LA Unified to add more dual language immersion programs | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
LA Unified plans to expand its dual language immersion program next fall, adding Spanish language programs to three elementary schools.
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States Are Recognizing And Rewarding Students Who Have Bilingual Skills

Dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the U.S. as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world.
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Dual Language Immersion Programs Expand Across North Carolina

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Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 -- VIF Splash Language Immersion programs will be implemented in 47 schools during the 2014-15 school year. (Our Dual Language Immersion Programs Are Expanding Across North Carolina!
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Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed) - Yahoo News

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Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed)
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Educators commonly believed that such "cross-contamination" could hinder children's education and impact their academic growth.
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Bilingual nurseries can make children more creative, tolerant and better at solving problems

Bilingual nurseries can make children more creative, tolerant and better at solving problems | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual nurseries can make children more creative, tolerant and better at solving problems
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The Dual Language Immersion Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Model - YouTube

Learn about the Utah State Office of Education's Dual Language Immersion Parent-Student-Teacher Conference model. The conference provides a tremendous opport...
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Bilingual Learning | 89.3 KPCC

Bilingual Learning | 89.3 KPCC | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
KPCC's series on the science, options, and dilemma of dual language education. (http://t.co/dBrNUdnXVS #bilingual #education)
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The Language of Community: Student-Centered Bilingual Education in Rural Mexico

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This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Nestled in the lush mountains of Durango, Mexico, the villages of Los Charcos and Huazamota are unlikely to catch the eye of the average vis...
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Grassroots bilingual education honoring indigenous languages and cultures.

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Second Language Proficiency | Avenues New York

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A private school in New York offers a global curriculum and second language opportunities following the lead of dual language programs in public education around the country.

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East Oakland school's teachers bring back worldly lessons - Contra Costa Times

East Oakland school's teachers bring back worldly lessons - Contra Costa Times | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
East Oakland school's teachers bring back worldly lessons Contra Costa Times Principal Moyra Contreras and teachers Evelyn Ramirez, Marijke Conklin, Lara Ginsberg and Daniel Camacho are returning to Xochistlahuaca, Mexico, for the third time where...
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World lessons for teachers and their dual language students.

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From the CEO: VIF Expands Dual Language Immersion Programs In North Carolina

From the CEO: VIF Expands Dual Language Immersion Programs In North Carolina | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
VIF is excited to welcome 14 new schools to our current network of NC schools offering Splash Language Immersion programs.
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Dual-language programs grow in Arizona public schools

Dual-language programs grow in Arizona public schools | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
At dozens of local neighborhood public schools throughout Arizona, many kindergarteners learn a second language through dual-language immersion programs.
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