Linda Espinosa, Ph.D. & Ms. Janet Brown
April 14, 2010
The webinar “What Does the Research Say about Curriculum and Assessment for Young Dual Language Learners?” will present an overview of the current research regarding how young children acquire a second language, including recent brain-based research about the capacity of infants to learn languages. Dr. Espinosa will examine what this means for ensuring quality educational programming in the preschool years for children who come from families where English is not their primary language. In addition, she will present general "best practices" techniques for teachers, practitioners, and a range of staff members including early childhood, school transition, family support and school administrators as they plan for effective early learning opportunities utilizing evidence-based practices for young dual language learners.