Through our platform, publications, podcast, and case studies, CALEC is fulfilling its goal of providing accessible knowledge, guidance, and encouragement to parents, educators, and linguistic communities as they consider implementing a dual-language program in their community or school. We believe that children who have had a bilingual upbringing enjoy numerous benefits beyond the acquisition of another language, including a better appreciation of other cultures, other individuals, and even oneself. Additionally, the cognitive, emotional, and social advantages of being bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural should be offered to everyone.
The Call to Action
What if we lived in a world where every child would grow up bilingual? By Fabrice Jaumont
The parents that have spearheaded recent dual-language programs, some of whom provide testimonials in the case studies featured on this website, value the benefits of bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. They ask that schools help foster multilingual competencies and encourage new language acquisition as early as possible, preferably through immersive programs.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Bilingual Revolution is a movement toward international bilingualism. Through parent involvement in their school districts, the goal is to implement bilingual immersion programs in schools across the nation and to make bilingualism the norm.
Hear from parents, educators, experts who have supported dual-language programs as they share advice and lessons learned on how to make your program successful.
Parents can make a difference in their communities, by starting dual-language programs no matter where they are located. Read this abridged Roadmap for parents who are interested in creating a dual-language program in a public school.