Shine: A child and youth development podcast

Supporting Dual Language Learners

April 23, 2021

It is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month!

We will be highlighting resources for families, teachers, and providers to support our state’s Dual Language Learners (DLLs). Nearly half of California households represent multilingual families and we recognize the increased significance of supporting our multilingual communities here at Catalyst.

Joining us today are our Dual Language Learning experts Lizelle Wulff, Karla Delgado & Jennifer Escamilla. They previously joined us for an interview over on our connection hub last year where we initially learned about the DLL program. You can find it over on our website www.catalystkids.org. 

Learn more about our DLL program: https://www.catalystkids.org/dual-language-learning-program-a-statewide-cdc-success/

Resources:

Speak Your Language – Family Resources

https://speakyourlanguage.org/families-2/

(A concise handout for families that are in MANY different languages.)

Early Edge California – Bills We Support

https://earlyedgecalifornia.org/budget-bills-we-support/

(This page has information about AB 1363, which we briefly talked about during the podcast)

Colorin Colorado – Family Resources

https://www.colorincolorado.org/families

(Bilingual site for parents of multilingual learners)