Perspectives on language immersion and global education

Collaboration and connection-building were at the center of the Network of Immersion and CLIL Educators’ Inaugural Conference in Seville, Spain. CLIL and immersion teachers from different countries were able to learn and share experience during this two-day conference hosted at Centro Universitario EUSA. Professional development is key to successful dual-language programs and opportunities to connect across languages and across countries are scarce. Amanda Seewald and her team wanted to change that and offer new opportunities for teachers to grow.

I was thrilled to participate in a plenary panel discussion on the value and global impact of Dual Language programs with Amanda Seewald and Linda Egnatz. Thank you Rafa VZ and Maria Leria for co-organizing and livestreaming this panel. My book, The Bilingual Revolution, was offered to the participants courtesy of CALEC.

A book signing session gave me the opportunity to meet educators from Spain, France, and the United States. I highly recommend this conference to all teachers and school administrators interested in dual-language immersion and content and language integrated learning. Next year’s conference is already in the works.

More information: Conference website #NICEConference2019

Related article: A Network of Teachers for Globally Connected Immersion Classrooms (Language Magazine, April 2019)