In this comprehensive guide to developing, implementing, and improving dual-language programs, internationally recognized experts Else Hamayan, Fred Genesee, and Nancy Cloud address every aspect of a successful dual-language program. This book hits on everything from how to choose a program model, plan curriculum across grade levels, best-practice teaching strategies, and guidelines for assessing and linking assessment to standards.

More specifically, this sample chapter will lay the foundations of the authors thinking about dual language education in general by:

  • discussing the importance of bilingual and cross-cultural competencies
  • describing the different program models and the rationale for each model
  • summarizing the key findings from studies on the effectiveness of dual
    language education.