Current Research

Do you have a TWBI/DL program?

If you have a program that has been developed for 3 years plus, we would like you to please take this very short survey on the Spanish language assessments you use for your program. It would appear that Spanish is being assessed in different ways, if at all. Thus, we decided to develop a very short multiple-choice survey on Survey Monkey (estimated time is 3 minutes) to provide us with anonymous information about Spanish assessment in two-way/dual language programs. This information would be really helpful to us as we work with programs and better understand the goals and outcomes of two-way/dual language programs.

Here is a link to the very short survey

Language Matters! Conference- Join Us

Language Matters! Communication, identity, education, and action- language is in all things. The annual OCDE Project GLAD® NTC Conference provides the space for thought-provoking conversations about multilingual education, diversity, culture, and educator impact.   Often, we understand the theory of language acquisition or integrated and designated ELD, but the HOW remains elusive.  This [...]

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Two Way & Dual Language Learning

Current Research Findings on Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education

Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, San Jose State University
May 2020

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) programs have expanded from just one program in 1962 to possibly as many as 2000 or more programs in public schools across the country. Why have they become so popular? Because research shows they are effective for all students. TWBI programs provide all students with the opportunity to develop the bi/multi-lingual, cognitiveacademic, and socio-cultural competencies that will enable them to thrive in the 21st century. This article briefly summarizes the most current research findings in TWBI programs.

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Bilingualism & the Brain
by: Dr. Olga M. Grimalt, Ed.D