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Spanish Book Clubs for Bilingual Children

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If you’ve been reading us for a while, you know that every so often I like to rave about my kids’ Spanish-speaking playgroup here in Denver. We’ve been a part of it since it began and although we don’t get to go to the meetups on a regular basis like we did at the beginning, the friendships both my kids and I have made are strong enough to survive our absences. Plus, as is the case of Vanessa, many of theRead More ...

Easy Translator {Giveaway}

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Editor’s note: The following review was done by Sisi Martinez Purfield, a bilingual teacher mom of a bilingual preschooler. When I first saw the Easy Translator by Ingenio I was excited to see if my 3.5 year old son would like it.  My son is pretty bilingual although not nearly as fluent in Spanish as he is in English.  I gave it to him and thought he might be interested in doing a few of the “theme” vocabulary cards.  WhenRead More ...

Dual Language Immersion Programs

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This post was originally published on March 26, 2009. 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 educatorsRead More ...

Bilingual Education: A Definition

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Photo by Gaetan Lee Back in March, we published a series of entries related to the complex subject of bilingual education. Ana Lilian and I spent a bunch of time 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. Since they were pretty popular with our readers, this week we’ve decided to re-post them in case you might have missed themRead 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 ...

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