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Linguistic Geniuses: Dual Language Learners and Their Astonishing Ability To Learn Languages

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

All humans have the extraordinary ability to learn to speak many languages. Come learn more about how you, as an early childhood educator, can support children and their families in their journey to acquiring one, two or more languages!

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding about language acquisition
  • Discuss the connection between language and culture
  • Identify best practices to enhance oral language and literacy skills for our young Dual Language Learners
  • Share strategies to engage with diverse families
  • Plan for individual language needs in their classrooms
  • Create a “language plan” for their classrooms
  • Practice ways to engage children even when you
  • don’t speak their language
  • Share strategies for DLLs who are enrolled in remote learning

Facilitators: Eliana Elias and Olga Lacayo

Part One:

November 14- 2:00 PM 4:30 PM


Part Two:

November 21- 2:00 PM-4:30 PM


Part Three:

December 5- 2:00 PM- 4:30 PM


November 14, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


San Francisco Quality Connections

“I think our staff really benefited from all the training. All the trainings allowed the staff to explore and think differently and keep up-to-date….”

-Helen Lao, Co-Director, Little Footprints Preschool