TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #15: More conferences and resources on TWI! (7/15/2003)

Here are lots of upcoming opportunities for learning more about two-way immersion! Plus, scroll down for new publications from CAL and updated resources on our web site (


Presentations by CAL researchers at 2-Way CABE in San Francisco:

Wednesday, July 23, 2003, 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Grand Peninsula A). Julie Sugarman will present "Instructional Strategies for the Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy." Based on a qualitative study of four successful two-way programs, this presentation will discuss language/content integration, student grouping, and balanced and flexible literacy instruction to promote bilingualism and biliteracy.

Thursday, July 24, 2003, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Regency B). Donna Christian & Julie Sugarman (CAL), Kathryn Lindholm-Leary (San Jose State University), and David Rogers (Dual Language Education of New Mexico) will facilitate "Program Standards for Dual Language Education: Feedback Requested!" In this session, we will present draft program standards for dual language education that are being reviewed by a panel organized by NCELA and CAL. Feedback from participants will contribute to revisions of the draft.

A new Training of Trainers for the Dual-U Curriculum is being offered on August 13, 14 & 15 at the Illinois Resource Center in the Chicago area. Else Hamayan, Liz Howard and Nancy Commins will be participating in this three day event. For registration information please go to or

Dual-U ( an eight-module, on-line professional development curriculum, based on Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education by N. Cloud, F. Genesee and E. Hamayan (Heinle & Heinle, 2000) was launched on April 1, 2003. This curriculum is designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in developing, implementing, and assessing dual language or two-way immersion programs.


GWATFL (The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages) and NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center: CAL, George Washington University, Georgetown University) are sponsoring an Immersion Symposium on September 19-20 at Georgetown University.

More information on the symposium can be found at The call for papers is also linked from that site, and proposals are due by July 21, 2003 (contact Dr. Pat Barr-Harrison at for more information).


New paper published:

Serrano, R. & Howard, E. R. (2003). Maintaining Spanish Proficiency in the United States: The Influence of English on the Spanish Writing of Native Spanish Speakers in Two-Way Immersion Programs. In L. Sayahi (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (pp. 77-88). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Download the chapter directly at

2 new reports coming soon (we'll e-mail you when they're published):

Howard, E. R., Christian, D., & Genesee, F. (in press). The Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy from Grades 3 to 5: A Summary of Findings from the CAL/CREDE Study of Two-Way Immersion Education. Santa Cruz, CA and Washington, DC: Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence.

Howard, E.R., Sugarman, J., & Christian, D. (in press). Trends in Two-Way Immersion Education: A Review of the Research. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk.

Both the Frequently Asked Questions Page ( and the Bibliography Page ( have been updated with the latest resources on Two-Way Immersion. As always, let me know ( if you know of resources we've missed!

The questionnaire for the Directory of Two-Way Immersion Programs in the United States is now available in an easy-to-use online version. This will not only facilitate filling out the form on your end, but will greatly simplify and speed up the process by which we can get your program listed. You can access the questionnaire at At this point, continue to e-mail changes to already listed programs directly to

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