SCHOOL SITE VISITS
#1 Two-Way Bilingual/Dual Immersion Programs:
Dual language immersion integrates native English speaking and English language learning students in the same classroom and provides academic instruction through two languages, one of which is the primary language of each group (e.g. Spanish and English). The students learn a second language while they are learning content. The goal of this program is to promote high levels of bilingualism/bi-literacy in two languages. CABE 2019 offers visits to two high quality dual language programs in diverse languages:
Spanish and English Only
#1B Vietnamese/ English and Trilingual Spanish/ Coding
#1C Mandarin/ English
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
#2 Two-Way Bilingual/Dual Immersion:
This middle school program is for both English Learners (Spanish) and English Only students at the middle school level. Students interact as language models for each other in different content areas. The goal for all students is that they learn English and meet grade-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation; and become bi-literate and multicultural scholars. The visit provides examples and models of how to grow a dual language program to the secondary level.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
#3A Heritage Language Program & / Interpretation and Translation
These programs will showcase foreign language instruction in the 21st Century and how it offers high school students the opportunity to further develop and achieve communicative competence through a variety of strategies and best practices to support language acquisition and cultural competencies. The goals of these programs are for students to apply their language skills and cultural knowledge to participate in multilingual communities and to become successful and responsible citizens in a diverse, ever-changing world. In addition, our new English/Spanish Medical Interpretation and Translation program provides bi-literate students the vocabulary and knowledge and bilingual interpretation and translation skills needed to be able to work in medical settings. The goal of this course is that students will produce high quality translations and interpretation.
#3B Long Term English Learner / Newcomer Programs
The Newcomer program has helped to create urgency, move achievement and progress monitor 200+newcomer students enrolling at AUHSD yearly. The LTEL Program is increasing reclassification, progress monitoring and a greater awareness of and EL achievement. Leave with examples of progress monitoring tools, Newcomer Learning Plan, Site EL Visit Agenda, EL Task Force Recommendations and EL Roles & Responsibilities, as well as other practical teaching strategies to increase Newcomer and LTEL achievement.