Update on Two-Way Immersion Directory
To continue to gather information about dual language and two-way immersion programs around the country, CAL has reopened the Two-Way Immersion directory to allow programs to enter and update information.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education
Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill to be cultivated and nurtured in our schools and communities. Bilingual education is an umbrella term for many types of programs in which two languages are used for instruction.
Dual Language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency and literacy in English and a partner language. Two-Way Immersion, one type of dual language education, integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language for academic content instruction through both English and the partner language beginning in elementary schools.
Bilingual and Dual Language programs promote bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement and cross-cultural competence in all students. Students maintain their native language while adding another language, and they develop pride in their own culture while developing an understanding of others.
Drawing on its decades of research in language education, CAL offers services to schools and districts that are planning or implementing bilingual, dual language, or two-way immersion (TWI) programs. All of our services are rooted in research-based tools and approaches, and are tailored to your needs. Frequently, our projects combine professional development, technical assistance, and evaluation activities.
Email CAL to learn how we can work with you to customize a solution to meet your unique requirements.
Publications and Resources
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 5th Edition
Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI
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