Broaden Job Opportunities

In our 21st century globalizing world, linguistic and cultural competence broaden job opportunities. This short video says it all.

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Yet, languages are still linked to privilege. We can change that! 

Where do I start?

Where do I start?

I created these resources to make it easier for people of color to access cost-effective experiences with highly beneficial return on investment. Guest post by Byron L. Williams, International Affairs Professional English as my mother tongue.  Spanish when I was in my...

DC da un paso más hacia la educación bilingüe

DC da un paso más hacia la educación bilingüe

Por Olga Imbaquingo, El Tiempo Latino. 26 de Agosto, 2019 Artículo completo aquí Mientras algunos políticos conservadores, por un lado, van predicando que el inglés es el único idioma que se debe hablar; la sociedad estadounidense y la del Distrito de Columbia...

ACTFL Report Highlights Need For Languages in U.S. Workforce

ACTFL Report Highlights Need For Languages in U.S. Workforce

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), a longstanding partner in DC Immersion’s work, recently released Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers. This report highlights the increased demand for...

Why Language Matters to D.C. United

Why Language Matters to D.C. United

Here at DC Immersion we spend a significant amount of our time engaging families and communities about the importance of a multilingual education for all District residents. Guess how excited we were to hear members of the D.C. United team making that argument for us?...

Bridging America’s Language Gap: A Call to Action

Bridging America’s Language Gap: A Call to Action

DC Immersion is proud to partner with leaders in American business, government, and education in a national effort to strengthen language education so that individual Americans can more effectively participate in a global society, and the nation as a whole can prosper...

Summer Camps in DC Area

Summer Camps in DC Area We compiled this 2018 list of language summer camps for your young linguists. If you find it helpful, please remember to support our work! If you have any to add, please add them in the comments to this page and we’ll get right to it. F is for...

Letter: Bilingual Education Should Be Available to All Children

Letter: Bilingual Education Should Be Available to All Children

Below is DC Immersion's Executive Director Vanessa Bertelli's Letter to the Editor which was published on The Atlantic on February 3rd, 2018. Read more here. A reader argues that a more desirable workforce—and a more equitable society—hangs in the balance. Conor...

Bilingual education benefits all students

Bilingual education benefits all students

In response to a recent article suggesting that the rising popularity of dual language programs could leave Latinos behind, we feel data, research and a broader perspective are needed. This complex topic cannot be reduced to Latinos versus rest of DC residents, nor...

Growing demand for bilingual employees in the DC Region

Growing demand for bilingual employees in the DC Region

A new report by bipartisan research group New American Economy indicates that there is a growing need for bilingual employees in the US workforce. In fact, demand for multilingual employees more than doubled over the last five years. We asked New American Economy to...