At the final Youth-Nex WIP talk of the semester Amanda Kibler and Sophie Trawalter presented their preliminary findings, “Languages Across Borders: Building Positive Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Networks in High Schools.”
This presentation examined preliminary outcomes for a yearlong out-of-school dual language enrichment program that aims to improve linguistic and psychosocial outcomes for both Spanish-speaking adolescent learners of English and English-speaking adolescent learners of Spanish. Implications for models of second language acquisition and positive youth development was explored. Listen to the presentation. Look for the blog post on the talk by subscribing to the YN BLOG.
The YN WIP talks will resume on August 30 with “Reproductive Health Among Sexual Minority Youth” - by Charlotte Patterson and Samantha Tornello.