TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #13: 2 new publications and NABE presentations (1/22/2003)

We have two great new publications from CAL and CREDE (the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence) on Two-Way Immersion! If you're going to NABE, stop by CAL's booth (#812) to purchase them, or if not, visit the on-line CAL store at http://www.cal.org/store. If you're at NABE, we hope to see you at our presentations-see below for dates and times.


CREDE is pleased to announce Educational Practice Report 9 (2002): Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level by Elizabeth R. Howard and Donna Christian of the Center for Applied Linguistics. Drawn from over 15 years of two-way research including the CREDE Two-Way Immersion project, this report is designed to inform decisions for implementing such programs. The report describes essential features for all two-way programs and variable features for which practitioners must make deliberate programmatic decisions. It also incorporates advice from those working in existing two-way programs.

Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level is available for $5.00, and can be purchased from http://www.cal.org/store or at NABE.


New Guide for Planning Dual Language Programs

Also newly available from CREDE: The Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs (2003) by Elizabeth R. Howard (Center for Applied Linguistics), Natalie Olague, and David Rogers (Dual Language Education of New Mexico). This guide offers a collection of discussion prompts, graphic organizers, and planning assessment tools for a dual language program planning team to work through together.

The Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing
Dual Language Programs is available for $10.00, and can be purchased from http://www.cal.org/store or at NABE.


CAL Presentations at NABE:

Tuesday, January 28, 1:00pm-5:00pm: Liz Howard will present "Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education: The Current State of Research and Practice" during the Tuesday afternoon session of the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Pre-Conference Institute. Additional registration for the two-day institute is required.

Wednesday, January 29, 1:00pm-5:00pm: NABE Intensive Institute: "Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing Effective TWI Programs at the Elementary Level." The presenters are: Elizabeth Howard and Julie Sugarman, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), David Rogers, Dual Language Education New Mexico, and Marleny Perdomo, Key Elementary, Arlington (VA) Public Schools.

This session is oriented to those who are either planning or have recently implemented a new two-way immersion program. The presentations will focus on the theoretical underpinnings and core features of two-way immersion programs, the development of standards for dual language programs, and the characteristics of effective instructional environments within two-way programs. Experienced teachers, administrators, and researchers will co-present during this intensive session, and ample time for questions and answers will be provided.


This is the thirteenth in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics. These messages include information about current two-way immersion news, publications, and events. If you received this bulletin in error and/or you would like to be removed from the CAL Two-Way Immersion e-mail mailing list, please send an email to twi@cal.org.