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BTSA (Bilingual Teacher Student Association) at UCI

Bilingual Teacher is expanding its reach to our next generation of bilingual teachers.  Bilingual Teacher Student Association (BTSA) will be launched this spring on the UCI campus for any bilingual undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming a bilingual teacher. … Continue reading

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First Vietnamese Dual Immersion Program in California

Westminster School District will be the very first California school district to offer a dual immersion program in Vietnamese next fall!  Garden Grove Unified School District will most likely follow with their own dual immersion program in Vietnamese too. It … Continue reading

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Possible Spanish Immersion Program in Irvine, CA

A  large group of parents from Irvine would like to see the Irvine Unified School District offer a Spanish immersion program next year at the elementary school level.  A website, My Bilingual Child Irvine, was created to help make this … Continue reading

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Welcome New Bilingual Teacher Candidates

A new cohort of bilingual candidates has joined the UCI Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program this year.  Many classes have already started for them, but the official start date for the academic year is October 2.  During the annual bilingual luncheon, held … Continue reading

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First Few Weeks of School

When I think of the first few weeks of school and all that needs to be accomplished as an elementary school teacher, I think of only one word that describes the feeling that many veteran and newly minted teachers usually … Continue reading

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Bilingual Student Teachers at CABE 2014

Our bilingual (Spanish) multiple subject candidates were able to volunteer and attend the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Conference this year in Anaheim. They attended workshops, visited the many vendors, and talked to the various school district representatives about … Continue reading

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New Bilingual Cohort

UCI’s Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program has a larger group of bilingual students this year.  Various languages were represented at the annual orientation meeting before the start of fall quarter.  The majority of our bilingual candidates are Spanish speakers, but … Continue reading

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Information Session this Week at UCI

Are you a bilingual (Spanish) undergraduate at UCI and would like to know more about how you can practice your Spanish with students attending a dual immersion program near campus?  Are you interested in becoming a bilingual teacher?  Please come … Continue reading

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Become a Bilingual Teacher at UCI

If you are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin or French and are graduating this year with your bachelor’s degree, consider a career in teaching.  There are many bilingual teaching positions available;  dual-language immersion programs at the elementary and secondary level are … Continue reading

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Mandarin Immersion Program off to a Great Start

The Mandarin immersion program at Bergeson Elementary School, in Laguna Niguel, is off to a great start.  During a recent visit, I was greeted by youngsters that were not only happy to be in a classroom, but eager to learn … Continue reading

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