We Support Educators

We help strengthen existing programs and implement new programs by connecting teachers and administrators and equipping them with best practices, access to grants, resources and professional development.

The combined impact of our work in already enabling the planning and implementation of hundreds of additional seats in quality dual language programs.

OUTCOMES

  • over 100 exhibitors providing resources through the Multilingual Education Fair of DC
  • 300 educators connected in online community of practice
  • 50 educators across 9 DC region school districts trained

In addition to being impressed by their knowledge of best practices, polices and reseach in dual language educational strategies, I have been impressed with the manner in which the organization performs, and the results that they achieve, demonstrating a high degree of infrastructure capacity, professionalism, and organizational capability.

Joel Gomez

President, Center for Applied Linguistics

Language Summer Camps 2020

Language Summer Camps 2020

We compiled this list of language summer camps for young linguists: F is for French, M for Mandarin, S for Spanish, I for Italian, G for German, A is for Arabic and J is for Japanese. Each camp features a significant element of foreign language and/or culture, and is...

Where do I start?

Where do I start?

Guest post by Byron L. Williams, International Affairs Professional English as my mother tongue.  Spanish when I was in my teens. Sesotho (native language from the African country of Lesotho) when I was in my early 20s. Ukrainian (one of the native languages from the...

2019 Multilingual Education Awards

2019 Multilingual Education Awards

Over 100 multilingual education experts, practitioners, and supporters from all over the District gathered once again on July 9, 2019 for DC Immersion’s second annual Multilingual Education Awards, generously sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and...

OSSE Multilingual Learners Conference

OSSE Multilingual Learners Conference

Made possible also thanks to DC Immersion and its advocacy partners' work that led to the creation and programmatic funding of the Office of Multilingual Education within the Office of the State Superintendent for Education, OSSE’s Multilingual Learner Conference...

The 2019 Multilingual Education Fair of DC

The 2019 Multilingual Education Fair of DC

On Saturday, January 26th, nearly 1,000 families, educators, employers, and community members from 3 countries, 11 states, and all 8 wards of the District of Columbia attended the 3rd edition of the Multilingual Education Fair of DC to discover local resources for...

2018 Multilingual Education Awards

2018 Multilingual Education Awards

On July 12th, 2018 the DC Language Immersion Project gathered the leading experts and practitioners of multilingual education to celebrate the work of a community committed to providing access to linguistic and cultural competence to all children. DC Immersion had the...

2018 Bilingual Education Fair of DC – all 8 wards and plenty more!

2018 Bilingual Education Fair of DC – all 8 wards and plenty more!

Over 300 participants from all 8 wards of the District of Columbia and from all neighboring cities and counties of Maryland and Virginia attended the 2018 Bilingual Education Fair of DC on January 20th, 2018 to learn about why, how and where to raise multilingual kids...

A thank you from John B. King Jr.

A thank you from John B. King Jr.

We asked former US Secretary of Education and current President and CEO of The Education Trust John B. King Jr. to welcome educators and families to the 2018 Bilingual Education Fair of DC. We got a passionate and encouraging speech filled with gratitude for the work...