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Raising Multilinguals: Unlocking the World with a Family Language Plan


Raising Multilinguals “How?” Unlocking the World with Language-Rich Experiences

Two workshops about raising multilinguals are offered most years at ISB for all interested parents.

The first workshop covers reasons to maintain native language; classes and resources available at ISB; and the importance of a family language plan. 

The second workshop covers how families can promote literacy and rich conversation in daily life, in support of the family language plan.

These workshops will next be offered as follows:

  • Raising Multilinguals on Friday, November 17, 2023, 7:45-9:15 a.m. in MPB 1
  • Raising Multilinguals “How?” on Friday, December 1, 2023, 8:45-10 a.m. in MPB 2 

If you would like information about either workshop, anytime, please write to us!

What is Translanguaging?

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, ISB welcomed Dr. Cecilia Espinosa and Dr. Laura Ascenzi-Moreno to lead a parent workshop called Translanguaging: Why is this an important topic for my family? 

Drs. Espinosa and Ascenzi-Moreno are the authors of Rooted in Strength: Using Translanguaging to Grow Multilingual Readers and Writers. In this one-hour workshop, they introduced the concept of translanguaging to ISB parents. 

To read more about this session and both speakers, please find more details here.  To watch a recording, please view the video here.