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Dual language education (DLE) programs provide instruction in English and an additional language and are rapidly growing in popularity across the country. Dual language education is an additive model the focuses on three goals: bilingualism & biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding and provide benefits for all students within the program.

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Dual Language Education Fundamentals
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

A Collaborative Workshop by the Center for Applied Linguistics and Santillana USA

9:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
May 12, 2016
The Tremont Chicago Hotel
100 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL

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Learn the fundamentals of dual language education from experts in the field. Explore the research base and key components of dual language programming and instruction through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Discover best practices and identify goals for developing or enhancing an effective DL program on your campus.

This informative and interactive one-day workshop, presented by experts from the Center for Applied Linguistics and Santillana USA, helps participants understand the fundamentals of dual language education through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and use that knowledge to evaluate starting or enhancing a dual language program on their campus.

Topics include exploring the research base and learning key components of dual language programming and instruction. Participants will identify strategies for developing and enhancing dual language programs and examine best practices of successful programs.  Examples and information from the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education will be shared through a range of hands-on activities.

The following provides an overview of the topics covered. Practical research-based instructional strategies and opportunities to share ideas with colleagues are embedded throughout the presentation.

Topics covered include

  • Definition of dual language education and identifying the goals and basic components of dual language programming and instruction

  • The research base in support of dual language education, as well as legal requirements regulating education of English learners in the U.S.

  • Review and guidance on aligning instruction to the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.

  • Best practices in dual language programming and how they link to the key goals of bilingualism & bilteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding. 

This workshop is designed for PreK-12 administrators, teachers, and teacher teams seeking a solid base of understanding about the fundamentals of dual language and the opportunity to explore, with leading experts in the field, how it can be implemented effectively on their campus.

 

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Featured Publication

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

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The Guiding Principles were developed by a national panel of dual language researchers and practitioners and are grounded in evidence from research and best practices. Program issues are addressed in seven strands: Assessment and Accountability, Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Quality and Professional Development, Program Structure, Family and Community, and Support and Resources.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and a packet with information and tools that can be applied at your school.

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