Infants and toddlers have an amazing capacity to learn multiple languages. In this podcast, learn about early language development and discover strategies to support dual language learning.
These resources offer information and guidance on the needs of children who are acquiring two or more languages at the same time or are learning a second language while developing their first. Besides dual language learner (DLL), other terms that resources may use when referring to these children include bilingual, English language learner (ELL), Limited English Proficient (LEP), English leaner, and children who speak a Language Other Than English (LOTE).
The Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs provides recommendations to early childhood programs that promote the development and learning of young children who are DLLs. It also provides support for language revitalization efforts within tribal early childhood programs.
Find related DLL program assessment resources.
In this BabyTalks webinar, learn about infants' and toddlers' amazing capacity to learn multiple languages. Explore strategies and resources that support children who are dual language learners from birth to 3 years.
In this video, learn about strategies for recruiting families with children who are dual language learners.
Explore practices to help education staff plan more individualized and responsive learning experiences for young children with disabilities or suspected delays who are dual language learners.
Explore what current research says about strategies to individualize instruction for children who are dual language learners (DLLs) who also have a disability.
Dual Language Learner (DLL) Celebration Week is an annual virtual celebration about children who are DLLs and their families.
Explore how to address teaching and learning environments, including homes, for children who are dual language learners. Discover strategies and supports for use with families while programs are social distancing.
Explore the research around effective teaching practices that support children who are dual language learners. Discover planning support strategies for early language and literacy development for all children.
In this module, explore the four components of effective program and family support of dual language learners.
Find considerations and questions to ask parents and families about their children’s past experiences with language. Explore what can be learned from questions and why the answers matter.