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Spanish Immersion Parent Night Presentation

February 25, 2019
(see below video for helpful links to sources, research, resources quoted in video)

During this presentation at NE Regional Library, I covered topics such as:

  • Research on academic benefits of being bilingual
  • How Spanish immersion school prepares children for English language kindergarten
  • How to support your child in an immersion program
  • Parent feedback from former students on their child’s progress in elementary school
  • Options that exist for language immersion after Wilmington Bilingual Preschool

Professor Fred Genesee’s Top 10 Most Consistent Findings from Research on Foreign Language Immersion:
http://carla.umn.edu/immersion/acie/vol10/may2007_researchfindings.html

Key Benefits of Delayed Start to Kindergarten:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/10/07/delaying-kindergarten-until-age-7-offers-key-benefits-to-kids-study/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9774172a5c0f

American Speech Hearing Association- Tips for Learning a Second Language:
https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/learning-two-languages/

American Speech Hearing Association- Advantages of Being Bilingual:
https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/The-Advantages-of-Being-Bilingual/

American Speech Hearing Association- Second Language Acquisition Process:
https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Second-Language-Acquisition/

Spanish Immersion Students Outperform English Only Students in English and Math Standardized Testing in New Hanover County:
https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20151130/forest-hills-gregory-parents-split-over-immersion-program-changes

Higher Brain Density in Bilingual Children + Benefits & No Confusion:
https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/15/health/raising-kids-bilingual/index.html

Teach Your Child to Read in English- Best Online Program:
https://www.starfall.com/h/

High-Quality Educational Toys- Maniupulatives & Games:
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/

Mindware Brainy Higher-Level Thinking Toys:
https://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com/

Adult Easy-to-Follow Spanish Lessons- Free Channel on You Tube:
https://www.butterflyspanish.com/

Alan Por El Mundo Travel Channel on You Tube- Fun Practice for Intermediate/Advanced Spanish
https://www.youtube.com/user/alanxelmundo

I Talki-  Pay for One on One Language Lessons with Native Speakers (Adult Resource) 
https://www.italki.com/home

Hello Talk- Chat with Native Speakers of Other Languages for Free
https://www.hellotalk.com/?lang=en

More Resources for Adults Learning Spanish:
See article from our school blog here!

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