Leveraging Biliteracy

Help emerging bilingual students communicate with confidence
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Biliteracy is an essential asset for a lifetime of success

Whether students are growing into English or growing beyond English into a world language, growing up biliterate today brings with it significant academic, career, and life advantages.

KEY PILLARS

We’ve identified four key pillars for helping language learners build and maintain proficiency. Together these ensure the rich learning experiences necessary for second language growth.

Build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through dynamic engagement with language.

Support the productive struggle that ensures academic and linguistic growth.

Provide opportunities to build academic language and to communicate in real-world contexts.

Connect to culture through rich, relevant resources that are central to the first and second language.

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Our Programs
Raise achievement and build confidence

Grounded in research, and developed with the expertise of renowned educators, HMH language acquisition programs deliver the challenge and support that accelerate learners of English and other languages.

Our Authors
Preparing tomorrow’s citizens, today

Biliteracy is emerging as one of today’s most powerful tools in preparing tomorrow’s global citizens. Learn more from our thought leaders about the importance of leveraging biliteracy in today's classrooms.

Dr. Elena Izquierdo, Ph.D.
Author, Escalate English, Associate Professor, Dual Language Education/Biliteracy/ELL Education, University of Texas, El Paso
John De Mado
Author, Bien dit! 2018, Creative Consultant, ¡Avancemos! 2018, Director, John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC.
Dr. Barbara Rupert Mondloch
Past President, ACTFL, PNCFL, and WAFLT

Drs. Yvonne and David Freeman
Authors, On Our Way to English, Professors Emeriti, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Kate Kinsella
Author, English 3D, San Francisco University, Center for Teacher Efficacy
News & Events
The latest from our leaders

Looking to further the conversation on biliteracy? Hear from thought leaders, practitioners and other industry experts, and more on our blog, The Spark. 

Translanguaging: Making Strategic Use of Emergent Bilinguals’ Complete Linguistic Repertoires
Have you heard of translanguaging? Our fall Lead the Way to Literacy webinar series will feature bilingual education thought leaders Yvonne and David Freeman. Take an early look at the Freemans’ insight on this use of students’ home languages to promote the acquisition of academic language and content in English. Read More
Drs. Yvonne and David Freeman
Authors, On Our Way to English, Professors Emeriti, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
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