An Educator's Guide to Dual Language Instruction: Increasing Achievement and Global Competence, K–12

1st Edition

Gayle Westerberg, Leslie Davison

Routledge
Published May 2, 2016
Reference - 198 Pages - 72 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138946576 - CAT# Y205621

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Summary

This user-friendly book is a key resource for teachers and administrators to ensure their school’s success in implementing and maintaining a dual language program. Authors Gayle Westerberg and Leslie Davison share their own experiences leading a dual language school, the obstacles they overcame, and the best practices they learned along the way. The book is filled with step-by-step instructions and strategies you can try immediately, as well as inspirational stories from educators in urban and rural dual language programs across the country. Topics include:

  • Choosing a model for your dual language program and involving all stakeholders in the transition process;
  • Marketing your program effectively to recruit students and staff, including international teachers;
  • Implementing a standards-based instructional framework focused on direct vocabulary instruction, extensive reading, and using language in context;
  • Setting proficiency targets and using internal and external assessments to track students’ progress;
  • Incorporating technology for a more interactive and engaging language-learning experience.

You’ll also learn how to effectively transition your program through different grade levels and build a collaborative school culture for a strong, long-lasting K–12 dual language program. Additional resources are available on the authors’ website, www.duallanguageinstruction.com.

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