Being Bilingual is a Superpower

OELA - Office of English Language Acquisition

The U.S. Department of Education is launching its “Being Bilingual is a Superpower" initiative to promote and further the understanding of being bilingual, biliterate and bicultural as an educational and economic imperative for student success and global competitiveness and engagement. There are many proven benefits to being bilingual and multilingual, including increased high school graduation rates, increased job opportunity and pay, and increased empathy and cultural awareness. All of which we believe matter to you and so many others who believe in and understand the importance of educating our future citizens, leaders, and workforce.

We would like to formally invite you to join the Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona on November 16, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - noon (ET) to officially kick off the initiative. Please use the registration link below to virtually attend and hear the Secretary’s vision, and the efforts and actions the department is taking to Raise the Bar to provide every student with a pathway to multilingualism.

Join the U.S. Department of Education for the launch of the 'Being Bilingual is a Superpower' initiative on 11/16 at 10 am ET. This initiative aims to further the understanding of being bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural as an educational and economic imperative for student success and global competitiveness. Attend virtually to hear the Secretary's vision and learn about the efforts and actions the department is taking to Raise the Bar, providing every student with a pathway to multilingualism.

Register 🔗🔗 https://ed-gov.zoomgov.com/.../WN_imaUPjAERi26bLQQMcicwQ... 

Being Bilingual is a Superpower
Getting Started with Translanguaging in the Multilingual Classroom

Getting Started with Translanguaging in the Multilingual Classroom

How can teachers effectively use translanguaging strategies in their work with multilingual learners?

Getting Started with Translanguaging in the Multilingual Classroom
Interview with Cindy Tracy, owner of World of Reading

Interview with Cindy Tracy, owner of World of Reading

WOR - Source of quality foreign language and ESL products.

Interview with Cindy Tracy, owner of World of Reading
Surveying Multilingual Families

Surveying Multilingual Families

Have you thought about asking the families of your English learners what they think about the services for them at your school? We have a tried-and-tested survey instrument for you at no charge.

Surveying Multilingual Families
My Name My Identity Campaign

My Name My Identity Campaign

What is your name story? What can you share about the meaning, importance, and origin of your name? Engaging in the activities of the My Name My Identity campaign will cultivate a learning environment where everyone takes pride in sharing stories about themselves.

My Name My Identity Campaign
Educating Afghan Newcomers

Educating Afghan Newcomers

Have you recently welcomed newcomer students from Afghanistan? The Office of English Language Acquisition hosted a webinar to address the fundamentals for educators to know.

Educating Afghan Newcomers
Calling All Heritage Language Schools in the Community

Calling All Heritage Language Schools in the Community

Are you teaching a heritage language program on the weekends, after school, in a play group, or during story time at your local library? Why not register it with the Heritage Language Programs in the United States?

Calling All Heritage Language Schools in the Community
Encouraging the Use of Home Languages

Encouraging the Use of Home Languages

Are you potentially interested in encouraging your students to keep learning in their home languages but not sure how to get started?

Encouraging the Use of Home Languages
Translanguaging Explained

Translanguaging Explained

Marybelle Marrero-Colón depicts for you what emerging multilingual students can gain from translanguaging pedagogy in any classroom.

Translanguaging Explained
Creating a Supportive Environment for English Learners

Creating a Supportive Environment for English Learners

Learning a new language like English can be tough. It’s even more difficult for students new to the U.S., many of whom had to leave their home countries under traumatic conditions.

Creating a Supportive Environment for English Learners

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