Key Elements of Dual Language Immersion (Powerpoint)

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Dual-language immersion

Peter Mangione
Ann-Marie Wiese

WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies

NAEYC Annual Meeting
Anaheim, CA
November 4, 2010

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Key Elements of Dual Language Immersion (Powerpoint)

  1. 1. Dual‐language immersion Peter Mangione & Ann‐Marie Wiese, WestEd 11.4.10 NAEYC Annual Meeting © 2010 WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies 1 Dual-language immersion Peter Mangione A M i Wi WestEd.orgWestEd.orgBaker, 2006 Ann-Marie Wiese WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies NAEYC Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA November 4, 2010 Key Features • What are the languages of instruction? • Teach content through English and a target language • A non-English language used for at least 50% of time WestEd.org • Different teachers for each language • Who are the children? • Approximately equal numbers of speakers of target language and speakers of English • Other names for dual-language immersion • Two way immersion, two way bilingual education, Spanish immersion, Chinese immersion, etc. Baker, 2006 What are the major goals? • High levels of proficiency in both languages • Reading and writing at grade level in both languages WestEd.org languages • Academic achievement at or above grade level • Positive intercultural attitudes and behaviors • Communities and society to benefit from citizens who are bilingual and bicultural Lindholm-Leary, 2000; Howard & Christian, 2002 Example of a Spanish-English dual-language immersion • Children: 60% native Spanish speakers and 40% native English speakers Early years mainly Spanish WestEd.org • Early years mainly Spanish • K & 1st: 90% Spanish and 10% English • Each year shift towards balanced instruction in two languages • 5th grade: 50% Spanish and 50% English Benefits of dual-language immersion Dual language learners catch-up to or surpass Native English speakers develop proficiency in second WestEd.org or surpass achievement of their peers educated in English-only programs proficiency in second language, gain cultural awareness, and perform or surpass their peers in English- only programs Collier and Thomas, 2004 What the research says at preschool Dual-language immersion and English-only boost Dual-language immersion improves Spanish language WestEd.org English only boost English learning for all children Spanish language development for all children, without losses in English Barnett, 2007 What are the implications for the education of DLLs?
  2. 2. Dual‐language immersion Peter Mangione & Ann‐Marie Wiese, WestEd 11.4.10 NAEYC Annual Meeting © 2010 WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies 2 Implications Children are highly capable of learning in two languages. Solid foundation in the home WestEd.orgWestEd.org Solid foundation in the home language leads to higher achievement in English. • View home language as a resource. • Foster the home language. Program Quality is Key - Minimum of six years of bilingual instruction - Focus on core academic curriculum - Quality language arts instruction in both languages Separation of t o lang ages for instr ction WestEd.org - Separation of two languages for instruction - Use non-English language for at least 50% of the time - Additive bilingual environment - Balanced ratio of children who speak each language - Foster a community of peers; teachers and children - High-quality teachers and support staff - Active parent-school partnerships Collier & Thomas, 2004 Additional Resources California Department of Education - California State Directory, resources, on-line links, Q&A , http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/ip/ Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) - Nationwide directory, implementation & assessment toolkits, Q&A, list of publications, WestEd.org p , Q , p , Guiding Principles for Dual Language Programs http://www.cal.org/twi/index.html Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) - variety of resources on immersion, foreign language, and dual language programs, http://www.carla.umn.edu/index.html Kathryn Lindholm-Leary’s website – resources, research & best practices, publications, copies, of presentation on dual language education and bilingual education , http://www.lindholm- leary.com/ Lindholm-Leary, 2007

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