What Research Says
Benefits of Second Language Study - NEA 2008
Research findings of the benefits of studying a second language. Benefits include: academic progress in other subjects; narrowing of achievement gaps; development of basic skills; higher-order, abstract and creative thinking; and more.
Teaching English Language Learners: What the Research Does - and Does Not - Say
Should students who are learning English spend the school day in classes where only English is spoken? Or should they be taught reading and other academic skills and content in their native language? These are just a couple of the important questions surrounding effective practices for teaching ELLs.
Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education
The Guiding Principles are organized into seven strands, reflecting the major dimensions of program planning and implementation: (1) Assessment and Accountability; (2) Curriculum; (3) Instruction; (4) Staff Quality and Professional Development; (5) Program Structure; (6) Family and Community; and (7) Support and Resources.