Success of dual-language programs spurring a new kind of teaching

by Meg Dickinson  /   Jan 31, 2014

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Dual-language education is becoming more common around the country, Dual-language program at Leal Elementary Schoolincluding in Champaign-Urbana. The increasingly popular concept combines native speakers of English and Spanish in the same classroom, with the goal of getting students to speak and read in two languages long before they reach high school. Read the full News-Gazette article and then discover how professors Eurydice Bauer, Georgia Garcia and Christina DeNicolo played major roles in establishing dual-language programs in Urbana School District 116. Also, meet Urbana teacher Greg Ballweg ’13 Elem. Ed., who is having a blast instructing third-graders in a dual-language program at Leal Elementary School in Urbana.