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2017 Boot Camp Aug 23

Dual Immersion “Boot Camp” 
for Educators

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

McDonald International School |  144 NE 54th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Goal of the Workshop: To familiarize new Dual Language Immersion teachers and school staff 
with dual language and immersion principles, high-yield practices, and the research base in Second Language Acquisition. 

Objectives of the Workshop: 
Educators & administrators working in Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs can:
· Access and interpret relevant information about research in Second Language Acquisition
· Experience, recognize, and discuss key principles and best practices in DLI 
· Work collaboratively to support the success of DLI programs
· Communicate effectively with parents about the goals of DLI programs

Draft Agenda

8:30 am


8:45 am

Immersion Demo 1 - Mandarin

Video demos: Chinese Immersion Program in Minnetonka Elementary Schools

Chinese Immersion Class

9:15 am

Theory of Second Language Acquisition

·         Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition

·         Summary of Stephen Krashen's "Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition”

9:50 am

Key Points in the Communicative Approach

10:10 am


10:20 am

Models of Dual Immersion Programs

What models do your programs have?

11:15 am

Immersion Demo 2 - Spanish (by Jennifer Morris, McDonald International School, Seattle) and Reflection 

11:45 pm

Working Lunch (courtesy of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington)

How the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington can support Chinese immersion programs  (Michele Aoki, Director CIWA Education Center )

How the Kingdom of Spain can support Spanish immersion programs and International Spanish Academies - UW and OSPI Spanish Centers (Ana García-de-Jalón, Ed Advisor)  Presentation

Meet by language to identify issues specific to your language

12:45 pm

Stages of Second Language Acquisition  |  Negotiation of Meaning

Language Demands in the American Curriculum

1:15 pm

Language Proficiency Targets for Immersion Programs (Seattle Example)

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012

NCCSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

Example Progress Reports from Seattle

1:45 pm

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education


Seattle's Fidelity Checklists for DLI

SPS Translanguaging - Teaching for Biliteracy Workshop Resources UWJune27

  • What is Translanguaging? PPT
  • How does Teaching for Biliteracy Work? PPT

2:00 pm

Resources from the American Council on Immersion Education (ACIE)  

Why Immersion?  |  Key Concepts of Successful Immersion

Dual Language Education of New Mexico

2:20 pm

Evaluations and Clock Hours

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*A Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program is an instructional model that provides content-based 
instruction to students in two languages where the goal is for the students, over a number of years of participation in the program, to become proficient and literate in both languages, while also meeting high academic standards in all subject areas. Other terminology that is commonly used for one of the 
variations of this type of program model is Dual Language, Two-way Dual Language, One-way Dual Language, Partial Immersion, Full Immersion, etc. Typically, programs begin at kindergarten or 1st grade 
and continue through elementary school, and, if possible, into middle and high school.

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