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building unique programs to fit the needs of your learning communities

Dual language immersion education brings a world of opportunity to your learners. We have designed two addalingua programs to fit the needs of both monolingual and bilingual students, ensuring we honor the unique needs of both groups. We also work with existing dual language schools and programs to build upon the work your team has already accomplished, offering practical training designed by educators with years of experience teaching in two language classrooms.

starting a successful dual language immersion program

choosing the right addalingua program

  • 90-10 two-way

    The addalingua 90-10 two-way program works well in schools with a relatively balanced population of Spanish and English-speaking students.

experiencing the addalingua difference

It begins with leadership (yours and ours).

We seek school leaders that want to close achievement gaps, prepare students for a global workforce, and honor the backgrounds, cultures, and languages students bring with them to school. We find leaders with a fire in their belly to make learning in two (or more!) languages the new norm. We want leaders willing to roll up their sleeves and put the needs of students first.

It includes fantastic resources and support.

We realize the complexity of implementing dual language immersion programs. Based in experience and supported by research, we provide partner schools with:

  1. research-based grade-level linguistic frameworks that work with their chosen curriculum
  2. a three-year cycle of direct training and “job-embedded” professional learning resulting in resume-worthy certification
  3. an online platform for formative assessment delivery and student data tracking
  4. ongoing support from our instructional specialists
  5. access to a growing, collaborative network of immersion educators across the country

It means a commitment to high standards.

We set unapologetically high standards. We see students meet and exceed the expectations set before them, and we see educators demonstrate incredible capacity for growth. We provide schools with research-based standards and success indicators and the resources to meet them.

getting started with addalingua

Over the last decade, we have helped dozens of communities around the nation explore, launch, and grow successful addalingua programs. Our comprehensive new partner pathway helps school communities lay the groundwork for successful implementation of an addalingua 90-10 two-way or early-total one-way program. Our instructional resources and ongoing support mean that our addalingua program schools are never alone!


from the addalingua blog