While learning a new language can be fun and exciting, bilingual and multilingual experience increases academic performance, enhances work-force success, and even slows down age-related brain decline.
In a report written by Robin Scarella, a member of The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, she states, “Learning academic English is probably one of the surest, most reliable ways of attaining socio-economic success in the United States today.”
“If remote teaching perplexes teachers, imagine what remote learning is like for ELs or newcomers”, write Margarita Calderón and Lisa Tartaglia for ASCD InService. If you’ve been busy supporting your emergent bilinguals and multilinguals this year, you’re likely living this challenge yourself.
“The truth of what you say is what really matters,