Benefits of Immersion Language Schools NECN Report

I am happy to share that Boston’s Channel 5 just ran a story on the growing number of language immersion preschools in MA and shared that story of Pine Village Preschools. Now in their 14th year across 8 centers Pine Village Preschools provides young children with an incredible opportunity to become bilingual and reap the benefits on brain development that have been identified in the research. I was also excited to be the former parent in the interview as I am their biggest supporter!!!. Immersion and dual language programs provide benefits all children and increases cultural responsiveness and creates natural global connections. To learn more about where to go from preschool to elementary immersion/dual language programs visit the Center for Applied Linguistics and for a wonderful example of an elementary school and high school click on the links below.

http://www.necn.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=279998572&videoID=ArPaJAGdkwwL&origin=necn.com&sec=news&subsec=new-england&width=600&height=360

Center for Applied Linguistics

Hurley K-8 School, Dual Language Spanish/English Program, Boston MA

Margartia Muniz Academy, Dual Language High School, Boston, MA

If you would like to add the awareness of other schools please add those in the comments.

Does this English Learner have a Disability or a Language Difference?

How many times do teachers ask you how you differentiate between a learning disability and a language difference? Check out the most recent toolkit from the RTI Action Network and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Proud to have co-authored this guide for all teachers working with struggling English language learners.
http://www.rtinetwork.org/getstarted/sld-identification-toolkit/ld-identification-toolkit-considerations-for-ell