Languages Across Borders: Building Positive Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Networks in High Schools—Amanda Kibler and Sophie Trawalter
This presentation examines 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 will be explored.
Amanda Kibler is Assistant Professor of English Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Sophie Trawalter is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.
Blog entry on the talk, Improving Outcomes for English Language Learners