Author: vbertelli

Dual Language Drought | Capital Community News

By Jonetta Rose Barras, December 24, 2015 “The District must grow a pool of global citizens fluent in various world languages and cultures, if it’s serious about developing long-term relations with countries like China and expanding employment opportunities for its residents, says Vanessa Bertelli, co-founder and executive director of DC Language Immersion Project.” Read the full...

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Tis’ the season to be jolly

New Dual Language Program! Lots of lucky dads and moms in the boundary of Houston Elementary, the District’s 14th elementary dual language program, and the first East of the River. Here’s to many more! We are proud to have contributed to this happening and look forward to continuing to work with the Houston community to support this program going forward. My School DC applications are open for August 2016! Read the rest of our December 2015 newsletter...

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Download our factsheet and our banner!

We are working on a number of materials to help our grassroots members inform their communities, their schools and their elected officials about the benefits of language immersion programs and their impact on the DC economy. Here is something to get you...

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Stories from the Nation’s Capital

By Amaya Garcia and Conor P. Williams, New America Education, October 2015 “On a muggy evening in early June a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a group of parents and community advocates is gathered in the gym of a local school to learn about the educational benefits of bilingualism. They sit in awe as a bilingual fourth-grade student, enrolled in one of the city’s dual immersion programs, speaks (first in Spanish and then English) about why learning a second language is so useful: Primero, aprendiendo un segundo idioma puede ayudarte tener conversaciones con personas que no hablan su idioma...

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Language immersion schools flourish in D.C.

By Moriah Costa, June 12, 2015 “The D.C. Language Immersion Project, a language education advocacy group,  is the biggest force behind expanding programs in the District. The group often hosts educational meetings on the benefits of language programs.” Read full article...

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Highlights of the Portrait Gallery

September 30 @ 3:15 pm
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Debate over Bilingual Education