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Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL

Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it

Foreign language teachers often lack sufficient understanding of the nature of dyslexia and the difficulties it causes in foreign language learning and are not familiar with the relevant teaching techniques and methods to further the language learning processes of dyslexic students. Therefore the preparation of teacher training materials for this target group of language learners is both timely and highly needed.


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This site contains a free 10 unit course for teachers of English as a foreign language and helps them to support students in their classroom who have dyslexia.

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Spanish and English elementary programs in US public schools.
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The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools

The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?
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Second language | Second Language/Bilingualism at An Early Age with Emphasis on Its Impact on Early Socio-Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development | Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

Second language | Second Language/Bilingualism at An Early Age with Emphasis on Its Impact on Early Socio-Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development | Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Many children grow up hearing and using more than one language.
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A Case for Acculturation

It’s time to update the way we think—and talk—about immigrant students.
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This is more about validating what our students bring to the classroom.
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Q&A: English-only or dual-language school for a trilingual child?

Q&A: English-only or dual-language school for a trilingual child? | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
What type of education is best for a trilingual child? How to choose between an English-only and a dual-language school? What to take into consideration?
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Bilingual Education on the Brink of Return in Boston - Language Magazine

Bilingual Education on the Brink of Return in Boston - Language Magazine | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved the LOOK (Language Opportunity for Our Kids) bill that would allow school systems to bring back bilingual education, potentially ending a 15-year-old ban on schools teaching students academic courses in their native language. The LOOK bill updates MGL Ch 71A English Language Education in Public, allowing all districts to …
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Schools see students as future of bilingual education

Schools see students as future of bilingual education | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
In Highline Public Schools, district officials have set an ambitious goal of graduating all students as bilingual by 2026.
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Rising Popularity of Dual-Language Education Could Leave Latinos Behind | National News | US News

By Tara García Mathewson Meri Kolbrener moved to a gentrified neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., so her children could get a guaranteed spot in the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School. The public school is not far from where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner live, a neighborhood that used to be...
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12 Bilingual Parenting Myths That Shouldn’t Stop You From Raising Bilingual Kids - Embracing Diverstity

12 Bilingual Parenting Myths That Shouldn’t Stop You From Raising Bilingual Kids - Embracing Diverstity | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
As a mom raising bilingual kids, I've heard many bilingual parenting myths. Here I debunk some of them to help you feel more confident in your journey.
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Top 30: Benefits of a Bilingual Education

#Top30: Multiple studies show that dual-language classroom benefits native English speakers and English language learners alike. With 5 million student
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Why babies brains are the 'best learning machines ever created'

Why babies brains are the 'best learning machines ever created' | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a play-based educational program that can teach babies a second language in just one hour per day.
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Why the Dual Language Immersion Approach Will Change Achievement in American Public Schools | American Councils

Why the Dual Language Immersion Approach Will Change Achievement in American Public Schools | American Councils | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Based on Conversations with Dr. Bob Slater, Co-Director of American Councils Research Center (ARC) For decades, the American educational system has struggled to create equal opportunities for the rapidly expanding population of students whose first language is not English.
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Life in the Dual Language Program

Listen to Wylie ISD student's, teacher's, and parent's share their perspectives about the Dual Language program to learn about life in bilingual classrooms.
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Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know

Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.
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Q&A: How to prioritise between several family languages for your multilingual child?

Q&A: How to prioritise between several family languages for your multilingual child? | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
What to take into consideration when you have several family languages that you wish to pass on to your child? How to decide who speaks what?
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Teaching For Biliteracy

Teaching For Biliteracy | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
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This is my 'go to' site for teachers who teach in a bilingual situation. It is free and it has lesson plans and videos.
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Language Learning Through the Eye and Ear Webcast

Language Learning Through the Eye and Ear Webcast
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Life in the Dual Language Program

Listen to Wylie ISD student's, teacher's, and parent's share their perspectives about the Dual Language program to learn about life in bilingual classrooms.
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Dispelling Confusion About “Bilingual Confusion” – Polyglot Parenting

Dispelling Confusion About “Bilingual Confusion” – Polyglot Parenting | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Monolingualism may be the norm in the U.S., but throughout most of the world, kids speak more than one language.1 In the past few decades, research has revealed more and more benefits of bilingualism.
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Dual Language Development: Double the Benefit

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Q: I am the mother of a newborn. French is my native language. I have heard conflicting reports on the benefits of speaking both French and English with my daughter. Some say it's good, others say it can delay language development. What should I do?
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Cabe column: Why is dual-language learning a threat to some? | PostIndependent.com

Cabe column: Why is dual-language learning a threat to some? | PostIndependent.com | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Last week, the Post Independent published an article about the new Riverview School’s dual-language learning plan. And once again, something that should be a no-brainer turned into a community-wide
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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
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Teacher training is key to bilingual education

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L.A. Unified is adding 16 new bilingual education programs. As other school districts add programs too educators say bilingual teacher training needs to improve.
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How to Make Your Immersion Classroom Reach Its Peak Potential | General Educator Blog

Most language teachers would love to turn their classroom into an immersion paradise, but they encounter several common problems. Here, we help you solve them!
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The goal of a new program in Hillsborough schools: Read a book in English, discuss it in Spanish | The Enclave at Channing Park

The goal of a new program in Hillsborough schools: Read a book in English, discuss it in Spanish | The Enclave at Channing Park | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
TAMPA — Giadah and Gamadiel Torres are 5-year-old twins. “We were born at the same time,” is how Giadah explains their birth. Language will also come in twos when they start kindergarten next month. The twins are pioneers in a…
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Inside the Issue-- December 2016 -- Language Magazine

Inside the Issue-- December 2016 -- Language Magazine | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
SEE INSIDE DECEMBER 2016 ISSUE NOW! Includes 2017 Year Planner Your one stop shop for conferences, workshops, grants, scholarships, and dates for 2017
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