Dual Language Learner Resource Series

Every day, teachers and others strive to provide high-quality learning experiences to young dual language learners (DLLs).

All children, including DLLs, can benefit socially and academically from classrooms with high-quality educator-child interactions as measured by CLASS®. While the CLASS tool is not intended to measure specific DLL best practices, several recent studies find CLASS to be a valid instrument for predicting development and learning among DLLs.

Teachstone developed these resources to help teachers:

    • identify and use key best practices that benefit DLLs,
    • see what effective interactions look like in classrooms where children are learning the language of instruction, and
    • connect to additional online resources.

On this page, you will find resources to help you learn about teaching practices to support dual language learners and how these practices crosswalk with the Pre-K CLASS dimensions.

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Explore resources that will help you support dual language leaners and the teachers who serve them.

Dual Language Learner Video Series

In these seven videos, you will see many dual language learner teaching strategies in action. A few videos are in English, a few are in Spanish, and several contain a mix of both languages. 

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One and Zero

Blow the House Down

Buenos días al cielo

"Moose y "luz"

Los búhos tristes

Deepening Your Knowledge

Teachstone has curated some online resources to help you deepen your knowledge, The resources below can help you understand benefits of bilingualism, implement a Classroom Language Model, and support all dual language learners in your classroom.