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Archived Webinar

Alternative Educational Programs for English Learners

Recorded on February 16, 2011

Learn about dual language programs for English learners; that is, programs that use both English and another language to teach oral and written language as well as academic content.

In this archived webinar, presenters briefly describe dual language programs for English learners and explore the importance of oral language skills, and the influence of native language oral and literacy skills for the development of English literacy skills.

The presenters also:

  • Reflect on research findings on English learners’ academic achievement in dual language programs and on the influence of certain learner or school characteristics on student outcomes
  • Discuss issues of program implementation and share examples from the field to illustrate their discussion

Webinar Presenter(s):

Fred Genesee Fred Genesee
Kathryn Lindholm-Leary Kathryn Lindholm-Leary

Materials from the Webinar