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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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Emerson Spanish Dual Immersion School (Minneapolis, MN)

The Emerson Spanish Dual Immersion School is a two-way language immersion program for native English and native Spanish speaking students serving students Pr...
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School Successes Inspire N.C. Push for Dual Language

School Successes Inspire N.C. Push for Dual Language | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrate why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea.
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Vietnamese dual language program a big hit at White Center school - Seattle Globalist

Vietnamese dual language program a big hit at White Center school - Seattle Globalist | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Educators behind a new Vietnamese-language immersion program at White Center Heights Elementary School hope to prove the power of dual-language learning.
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HISD adding 21 campuses to dual language program in 2015–2016

HISD is expanding its successful dual language program to 21 more campuses in 2015–2016, launching thousands of additional pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on the road to learning a second language. Currently, 31 HISD schools offer a Spanish dual language program.
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Dual Language Program to Expand to AISD Middle Schools

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Austin school leaders say a new teaching approach is paying off. About a dozen elementary schools teach students in two languages simultaneously. As our Jeff Stensland explains, the program is about to expand.
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Exploring Dual Language (Video 1 of 4) - Denver Public Schools

View the playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=plrurmwgth2rmx_yz0zjmbptjt0kekivmf Dual Language is a unique, immersive experience offered within a n...
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UW-Madison language learning resource preparing to support bilingual preschoolers

Resources for dual language preschoolers and early childhood educators.

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School's Dual Language Program Engages Both Parents and Students - Siouxland News

School's Dual Language Program Engages Both Parents and Students - Siouxland News | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Irving Elementary School's "A Day in Life of My Dual Language Student" is a program where students get to learn in different core content areas.
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"A Day in Life of My Dual Language Student", a program at Irving Elementary School.

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Gov. Markell touts expanding state language education efforts in weekly message - WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station

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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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French Dual Language Programs in the U.S.

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Report on French Dual Language programs in the U.S.: http://t.co/QKVelvfNF6
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Woodburn, with one of the state’s most remarkable graduation rates, credits bilingual education, close-knit academies |

Woodburn, with one of the state’s most remarkable graduation rates, credits bilingual education, close-knit academies | | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Oregon school credits grad rates on dual language program
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Spanish immersion program at Paxson to include ALL kindergartners - The Missoulian

Spanish immersion program at Paxson to include ALL kindergartners - The Missoulian | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
All incoming Paxson Elementary kindergartners will be part of the Spanish immersion program next school year, a move that school leaders say is vital to 21st century learning and molding
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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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Preparing students for a global society

A global education helps students learn more about the world, appreciate other cultures and work with people from varied backgrounds. Most important, a global education ensures students will be competitive internationally. HISD also has language-immersion magnet schools focused on Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. Additionally, HISD - a member of the Global Cities Education Network - has developed globally-themed schools as part of the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network. Unlike st
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Language Immersion at Avenues

The best way for a child to become proficient in a second language is in an immersive learning environment. At Avenues, students learn either Mandarin Chines...
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Westminster district adding Vietnamese language program - OCRegister

Westminster district adding Vietnamese language program - OCRegister | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
WESTMINSTER – Kindergarten students at a Westminster School District campus will learn their daily lessons in Vietnamese and English as part of a new language immersion program that will debut this fall.
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40 New and Expanding Dual Language Programs Coming to New York

40 New and Expanding Dual Language Programs Coming to New York | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The languages range from Hebrew to Haitian Creole and will start in September 2015.
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Dual language education system expanding in border schools seeking to close learning gap | Borderzine

Dual language education system expanding in border schools seeking to close learning gap | Borderzine | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
El Paso Independent School District is adding dual language programs to more schools after studying the state of bilingual education in the district and the
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