This YouTube channel showcases a video series that shines a light on best practices in dual language learning.
For videos, information on downloads, resources, and presenter’s guide, visit: http://www.teachatb.org
Expert reviews for this series include:
“In this collection of videos, teachers demonstrate intentional and explicit teaching strategies that illustrate how teachers who do not speak the home language of a child can enhance a child's second language development. Throughout the vignettes, teachers not only show respect for a child's language and culture but also implicitly communicate how language, regardless of which one is used, is a tool for understanding our world. These videos demonstrate how monolingual English speaking teachers who work with young Dual Language Learners can be effective in advancing their early learning.”
Marlene Zepeda, Ph.D.
Department of Child and Family Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
“This collection of short videos highlighting real-world examples of best practices for young dual language learners will quickly become a staple for all ECE professional development initiatives. Phil and Sally have captured vignettes that vividly illustrate what we mean by strategically using the home language to support English language development for preschool DLLs..."
Linda M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Professor, Author, Consultant
Co-Principal Investigator, Frank Porter Graham, Child Development Institute
Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of Missouri-Columbia
“Most importantly, these videos demonstrate that by respecting the diverse culture and home language of families, young learners become happier, more confident and more engaged in all the activities of the school day.”
Professor, Santa Monica College
Past President of the California Association for the Education of Young Children
“…This high quality documentation of the process of language acquisition is research-based and rooted in developmentally appropriate practice. The accompanying discussion guide leads teachers to reflect on their own language background, both personal and professional, to build sensitivity to the social and emotional experiences of the children and families that they serve.”
President of the Association of Child Development Specialists
Former Executive Director of UCLA Early Care and Education
Co-Author, Preschool Pathways to Science
“This collection is extraordinarily helpful and wonderful to watch! I use the videos as illustrations and discussion starters in teacher workshops, meetings with college faculty and keynote presentations.”
Karen N. Nemeth
Author and Founder of Language Castle LLC
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