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Bilingual Homeschooling 101

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Thanks for stopping by and being part of this special week where we gathered useful information for parents who are choosing the bilingual homeschool, or even afterschool, route. You can visit the whole series with the links below: An Introduction to Bilingual Homeschooling Ask an Expert: What is a good resource for homeschooling parents? Your Story: A Generation of Bilingual Homeschoolers A Creative Activity for Bilingual Homeschoolers Celebrating Día, Libraries and Bilingual Homeschooling Resources for Bilingual Homeschoolers We invite youRead More ...

A Child of Two Worlds – An Opinion

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I recently read something which left me livid. I posted the link on Sunday as part of our weekly Yo Quiero Links and promised I would write about it, so here we are. To truly understand what I’m talking about, however;  I think you need to read it yourself. Here’s a recap, just in case… Published last week, “A Child of Two Worlds,” is  a guest post on The New York Times‘ blog, Motherload: Adventures in Parenting. In it, theRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links: Bilingual Education

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Today we decided to steer away from what we usually do on Sundays-give you a round up of this week’s links to articles and news regarding bilingual matters. Instead, and as a way to close this five-day series on dual immersion programs and bilingual education, we’ve compiled a concise list of websites that provide useful resources about this heated topic. The sites below are a great starting point for parents researching this path. ...

What if There are No Dual Immersion Programs in Your City?

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We’ve spent the last few days exploring the realm of bilingual instruction and I have to admit I’m truly fascinated with the subject and its possibilities as it relates to my daughter’s future education. However, all the research has lead me to the realization that, unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of options where we currently live. I used to think I still had plenty of time to figure out what will happen when she enters kindergarten — about 2Read More ...

Foreign Language Academies of Glendale: A Dual Immersion Case Study

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We’re on our third day of our series on bilingual education, but before we get into today’s case study, I’d like to remind you the topics we have explored so far. On Monday, we started the series with a post about the difference between bilingual education and dual immersion programs. On Tuesday, we gave you a more detailed description of dual immersion models. Today, we present you with an example of how one school district in Glendale, California has beenRead More ...

What are Dual Language Immersion Programs?

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Although I believe I already was a supporter of dual language immersion programs prior to the extensive research I’ve done to put together this education series, now that I’ve learned more of its intricacies I can definitely say I have become one of its fervent advocates. Allow me to  tell you why. A well-designed dual immersion program encompasses the “best of both worlds,” as I was told repeatedly by the educators I interviewed in the last couple of weeks. ExtensiveRead More ...

What is Bilingual Education?

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  As promised, today begins a series of entries related to the complex subject of bilingual education. Ana and I have spent the last two weeks researching this topic, interviewing some of those involved in this area of education including parents and teachers, and even visiting a few schools which offer this option to their communities. In the days to come, we will share what we’ve learned with you, but I’d like to preface this whole series by telling youRead More ...

Are playgroups really that important?

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Playgroups. We’ve mentioned them in prior posts, the Multilingual Children’s Association recommends it as do our experts. Plus, the truth is they’re really fun. In an effort to show you just how important they really are, I’ve decided to use the playgroup Vanessa and I belong to as case study. I hope you enjoy reading about it… ...

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