Many of our students are in the unique position of developing two languages. They speak a home language with their families and English at school. These dual language learners have a gift for languages and our task as Early Childhood Professionals is to honor their home language and culture while developing English skills within the classroom. During this two-hour seminar, educators will:
— learn about language development and second language acquisition
— “scaffold” or adapt language to enhance English vocabulary development and comprehension
— identify ways to facilitate communication with students new to the English language
— develop a repertoire of multiculutral literature that celebrates students’ home traditions
Click here to register for this two-hour seminar.
For more information about this educational seminar, contact Mariella Walker at Mariella.Walker@gmail.com or 703-231-0184.