December 2018

Southern IL University: "Benefits of dual immersion education," 12/7/18

December 7, 2018

[Unfortunately, a few minutes were cut out at 28:12. I was talking about how, in tradition 'bilingual' programs, English Language Learners can sometimes feel that they are not as smart/successful as the kids who already know English. But in dual language programs, for 50-90% of the school day when classes are taught in Spanish, the Spanish-speaking children are positioned as successful, "los que sí saben," and that this can go a long way in promoting academic success.