DL summit


UIC courses

UIC degree programs

Courses can be taken as a "non-degree" student and then transferred to a graduate program.

Fall 2019:

Span 427, Language policy and cultural identity

Span 507, Bilingualism. We read chapters from this (see syllabus for complete reading list).

In the near future:

Teaching Spanish to heritage speakers - coursework can be focused on K-8.

Dual language linguistic & educational outcomes, seminar taught by Prof. Kim Potowski


M.A. in Teaching Spanish

M.Ed. in Language, Literacies, and Learning

Ph.D. in Literacy, Language, and Cultures

We are exploring creating an M.Ed. in Dual Language Education!! Roosevelt University has a marvelous program.


Other resources about dual language here


The University of Illinois at Chicago will be holding a statewide summit on dual language education on SATURDAY, JUNE 8 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Student Center East, 750 S. Halstead, Room 302.

At this summit, we seek to have conversations about our needs and priorities. The goals are:

•    To establish networks where we can ask questions, share resources, and help each other
•    To develop a list of priorities to apply for grants (federal and otherwise) to support our efforts
•    To listen to a presentation by Fabrice Jaumont, author of *The bilingual revolution*, about dual language struggles and successes in New York City.
•    To discuss how to create dual language programs in communities/languages that do not yet have them (Polish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, etc.) in existing public and private school systems with grant resources.


We have chosen the University of Illinois at Chicago because it seems to be located closest to the greatest number of dual language programs in the state. We will be raffling off three (3) Visa gift cards for $25 each to people who travel 50 miles or more to attend. 

Advanced online registration will be required and will cost $10 to cover coffee and light breakfast items. There is a limit of 100 attendees so don't delay. 

Please share this widely with your Illinois dual language contacts. Parents and educators who are interested in developing a dual language program but do not yet have it are welcome; the main purpose of the summit is to bring together folks who are already doing the work in order to discuss how to strengthen and expand it.

Thank you in advance,

Dr. Kim Potowski
The University of Illinois at Chicago

This event is generously co-supported by the Polish Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago, the American Reading Company, and Dual Language Education of New Mexico


Pre-event survey, to let us know what YOU want to talk about 

Registration link



  9:30-10:00     Arrival: coffee, light breakfast
10:00-10:05     Welcome, Dr. Kim Potowski. Introduction of Dr. Jaumont
10:05-10:55     Talk by Dr. Fabrice Jaumont, author of The bilingual revolution
10:55-11:00     Instructions for Discussion Groups
11:00-11:20     Discussion Groups 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d
11:25-11:45     Discussion Groups 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
12:00-12:40    Presentation by Dr. Emily Townson, American Reading Company (sponsor of breakfast AND a free book for all attendees!)
12:40-12:50    Raffles: (1) Three $25 Visa cards for those who traveled over 25 miles today (2) Copies of Dr. Fabrice Jaumont's bookThe bilingual revolution
12:50-1:00     Wrap up


PayPal account to buy Dr. Fabrice Jaumont's bookThe bilingual revolution at the discount price of $16 and take a copy home from the conference: business@calec.org