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National Association for Bilingual Education
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With speeches titled: "The Illusion of Inclusion" and "Cultural Transformation" this seems like a conference that is more about "cultural diversity" rather than teaching English language learners quickly and effectively.
A Course for Educators Working with Latino Youth
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to Latinos in education. The Latino community is growing by leaps and bounds. Latino students possess rich cultural, linguistic and experiential resources that often go untapped. This workshop will focus on the learning styles of Latino youth, and off er hints as to how best to tap into their intellectual abilities.
I would submit that we should teach all kids the same way, regardless of their race.
Advanced Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Course conducted in Spanish using a Spanish immersion approach. Intended for staff who speak Spanish as a second language who instruct Spanish-speaking students and work with their families. This strand will develop participants’ Spanish language profi ciency. The main focus will be on the structures of formal Spanish language to improve participants’ Spanish language skills in speaking, reading and writing. Topics will include: Spanish development (reading/writing), research on eff ective classroom practices and assessment.
So using a full immersion approach is effective to teach Spanish speakers more Spanish but not to teach them English, is that it?