George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dual-Language Learning

Learn how dual-language education can foster bilingualism and biliteracy, enhancing students' awareness of cultural diversity while leveling up academic achievement.

  • Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Two Languages

    At a bilingual school in Chicago, first-grade teachers swap classrooms so students get lessons in both Mandarin and English.
  • Using Diversity to Build a Culture of Belonging

    Academics and social skills are equally prioritized at this multilingual elementary school in Chicago, ranked one of the best in the city.
    Conor P. Williams
  • Building an ELL Program From Scratch

    A 2019 Teacher of the Year offers advice for developing an English language learner (ELL) program at any school.
  • Supporting ELLs in PBL Projects

    PBL is valuable for ELLs when it teaches academic vocabulary, encourages collaboration, scaffolds structure and function, allows assessment and differentiation, and leverages their native language.
  • Teaching Global Competence

    The benefits of promoting cultural diversity, tolerance, and empathy in curriculum to foster global awareness.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival: A Day in the Life of a Public School District

    A powerful documentary film project tells the story of a public school district through the lens of the people who work and learn there. VideoAmy offers a few favorites from the fifty short videos that have been published.
  • Lost in Translation: Reaching Out to English-Language Learners

    How do you say "Tomorrow's assignment is . . ." in 460 languages?
  • Teaching Students How to Make Global Impact

    The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.
  • How to Create a Program That Gets Parents Involved

    Regardless of their educational background, parents can help get their children off to college.
  • A Common Language Creates an Uncommon Bond: Students Learn to Speak Japanese

    An innovative program teaches kids it's never too early to learn a foreign language.
  • Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World

    For more than 12 years, Seattle's John Stanford International School has been a model for international schools, immersing its elementary students in global awareness and achieving academically as well.