SUPPORTING YOUR
CHILD IN THE DUALIMMERSION PROGRAM
Ellie Gallagher
Instructional time for K-3
The Dual Immersion Program at the Secondary
Level
7th
th
8
th
9
grade
•Language 3 Honors
•Foundations of Social Studies
grade
•Language 4 Honors
•Health/Humanities
grade
•AP Language
•World Geography
10th grade
th
11
th
12
•300(0) Level University Course
•Start 3rd Language
grade
•300(0) Level University Course
•Continuation of 3rd Language
grade
•300(0) Level University Course
•Continuation of 3rd Language
What do you do when you
don’t understand something
in a different language?
¿Qué hace cuando no
entiende algo en un idioma
extranjero?
Lesson Demo
•Fabien Beafils
•1st grade French teacher
at Trailside Elementary
School
Immersion teachers realize that their students
will not understand everything they say.
They use…
• body language
-el lenguaje corporal
• visuals
- visuales
• manipulatives
- manipulativos
• exaggerated facial
expressions and gestures
- expresiones y gestos
• expressive intonation to
communicate their
meaning -entonación para
comunicar tono
• carefully structure the
day with familiar
routines.(Fortune, 2003)
- rutinas diarias
How can I best
support my child?
¿Cómo puedo apoyar
a mi hijo?
Positive Behaviors to Encourage
Students should…
• Approach new situations using positive coping strategies (e.g.: risktaking, peer collaboration, positive attitude)
Afronta las nuevas situaciones usando estrategias como toma- riesgos, la
colaboración con otros estudiantes, una actitud positiva)
• Demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to explore and experiment.
Demuestra curiosidad y voluntad por explorar y experimentar
• Listen effectively and retell or explain a story or events in proper
sequence Escucha efecivmente y vuelve a contar or explica una historia o
evento en sequencía.
• Play with language - rhyming, memory and games Juega con los idiomas –
la rima, memoria, y rompecocos
• Discover new words
Descubre palabras nuevas
What do I say if my
child is frustrated?
¿Qué le digo a mi hijo
si esté frustrado?
Remind your child of the comprehension and
communication strategies
Recuérdale las estrategias de comprensión y
comunicación.
Comprehension/Comprensión
1. Look at the teacher and visuals during lessons
Mira al maestro y visuales durante la lección
2. Watch what other students are doing
Mira lo que hacen los otros estudiantes
3. Listen for words that sound like English and for
previously learned words
Escucha algunas palabras suenen igual que en español o
busca palabras aprendidas.
Communication/Comunicación
1. Use words you know how to say
Usa palabras que sabes
2. Use gestures, pictures, point to it or draw it
Usa gestos, fotos, señala o dibuja
3. In kindergarten and 1 st grade – whisper in English in
the teacher’s ear
En kínder o el primer año, susurra en español en la
oreja de la maestra.
Student success requires the active involvement
of all stakeholders
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Students’ personality and motivation
Teacher expectations
Parental support
Program leadership
Support at both the school and district level
(Fortune, 2003)
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Supporting your child in the Dual