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Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for Young Dual Language Learners
Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
MABE's Encouraging Collaboration Series Presents Mariela Paez
Professor of Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department, at Boston College
MABE supports the National Council of La Raza ‘s recommendation of considering the contributions of second-language-acquisition experts by presenting Mariela's research to you and therefore possibly affecting policy to improve quality and ensure access to early learning experiences of young dual language learners. (NCLR 2011)
Research has helped us understand how oral language skills strongly contribute to listening and reading comprehension in literacy development. How can research change practice? How can we change how teachers interact with young dual language learners? How can we change how others view second language development?
Mariela will present her current research for supporting dual language development. She will teach us how to implement the READ ALOUD strategy to enhance oral language and vocabulary development both at home and in school.
This session will focus on enhancing oral language and vocabulary development for Pre-K to Grade 3 bilingual students. Research on the language development of dual language learners will be presented. Teachers will be able to learn and practice how to evaluate children’s literature, select words and definitions, and implement instructional activities for vocabulary review and reinforcement. The presenter will review research evidence supporting these instructional approaches and will use sample texts to provide teachers with practical ways to build oral language skills in their classrooms.
Participants: This program is appropriate for teachers and parents of dual language learners in Preschool to Grade 3. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 2.5 hours of professional development.
Date: February 11, 2012
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01701
$10.00 for collaborating members of MABE, MATSOL, MRA, MA AEYC or affiliates and undergraduate students in the Teacher Education program at Framingham State University
$50.00 non-members (This fee includes MABE membership and registration to this event.)
$40.00 initial or renewal MABE membership only
Early bilingual exposure has a positive impact on the linguistic, cognitive
and reading (literacy) development of young children.
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Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)
Bilingualism and multiculturalism are assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.
We identify, promote and disseminate research-based programs and practices that support bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
Visit www.massmabe.org and learn more about Dual Language Programs
MABE Membership Rate: $40.00
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers supporting bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
MABE is pleased to collaborate with members from the following professional organizations:
- Massachusetts Association for Educating Young Children and its affiliate programs
- Massachusetts Reading Association
- Massachusetts Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages
- Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners
- Framingham State University undergraduate students in the Teacher Education program
Parking is free in the parking lot at the Danforth Museum of Art. Street parking is also available. The Framingham Public Library parking building is down the block from the museum.
The Danforth Museum of Art is open for your enjoyment at the conclusion of this event.
Refreshments will be provided.