Category Archives: ELLs / DLLs

Vocabulary Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

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One crucial aspect of teaching ELL (English Language Learner) students is vocabulary development, as language learners need a strong foundation of words and phrases to communicate effectively in English.  No matter their proficiency level or age, having a solid vocabulary base is critical for improving reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

From context clues to word games, let’s look at different ways to teach vocabulary to ELL students so they can succeed in their language development journey! Continue reading Vocabulary Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

Getting Your Bilingual Classroom Ready for Back to School

Whether your first day of school is in August or September, it’s never too early to get your classroom ready for the new school year. While working through your classroom preparation checklist, remember the importance of having a welcoming classroom for all students, especially those learning English for the first time. With schools in the U.S. continuing to change to reflect our country’s increasing cultural diversity, creating an atmosphere that reflects acceptance and diversity right from the start is essential. (Check out our blog post about 5 Back to School Tips – Bilingual & Multicultural Classrooms.)

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Armenian Language: Interesting Facts & Books

Let’s learn about the Armenian language! We’ve gathered background information and interesting facts about the language. In addition, check out our newest children’s books available in Armenian.

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Bilingualism is a Superpower!

That’s right, being bilingual is a superpower!

In fact, Miguel Cardona, US Secretary of Education, stated that “bilingualism and biculturalism is a superpower” during his recent address at the National Association for Bilingual Education’s (NABE) 52nd Conference. Continue reading Bilingualism is a Superpower!

Engaging Bilingual Book Recommendations for Summer Reading

With the weather beginning to warm up and the end of the school year in sight, it’s a great time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids engaged and learning during the long summer days and prevent the dreaded “summer slide.”

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Burmese Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

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Let’s learn about the Burmese language! We’ve gathered background information and interesting facts about the language. In addition, check out our newest bilingual children’s books available in Burmese.

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Haitian Creole Language: Interesting Facts and Resources

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Let’s learn about Haitian Creole! We’ve gathered some background information and interesting facts about the language. Check out our newest children’s books available in Haitian Creole.

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October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month!

October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month, providing a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the wonderful aspects of bilingualism and multiculturalism. We are offering fun activities,  handouts and more to celebrate this special month!

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Kinyarwanda Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

Today we feature the Kinyarwanda language! We have gathered some background information and interesting facts about the language. We also have information on our newest bilingual children’s books now available in Kinyarwanda.

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UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE: INTERESTING FACTS & RESOURCES

Let’s learn about Ukrainian! We’ve gathered some background information and interesting facts about the language. Check out our newest bilingual children’s books available in Ukrainian.

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