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Leveraging Biliteracy

Biliteracy is an important asset for a lifetime of success

Help emerging bilingual students communicate with confidence

HMH® language acquisition programs ensure every student is given a research-driven, evidence-based path to literacy success. Whether students are growing into English or growing beyond English into another language, growing up biliterate today brings with it significant academic, career, and life advantages.

Key Drivers

We've identified four key drivers to ensuring language learners build and maintain proficiency. Together these cultivate the rich learning experiences necessary for second-language growth.

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

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Support the productive struggle that ensures academic and linguistic growth.

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

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

Successful outcomes are personal for us.

Watch the story of Arlys Lopez, as she describes what would have enhanced her growth as an emerging bilingual student.

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Our Programs

Raise achievement and build confidence

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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.

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Grades 6–12

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Grades 6–12

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Grades 4–12

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Escalate English

Grades 4–12

Thought Leaders

Bringing the power of language proficiency to our students

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 classroom.

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Author, Escalate English; Author ¡Arriba la Lectura!; Associate Professor, Dual Language Education / Biliteracy / ELL Education, University of Texas, El Paso

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Author, Bien dit! 2018, Creative Consultant, ¡Avancemos! 2018, Director, John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC

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Past President, ACTFL, PNCFL, and WAFLT

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Authors, On Our Way to English, Professors Emeriti, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

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Author, English 3D; Co-Author, Read 180®; Teacher Educator, Researcher; CEO, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates

Insights & Inspirations

Explore our robust library of inspirational resources

From white papers to lesson plan samples and posters, we have provided rich tools to enhance what you do best.

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The Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy marks students' deep commitments to experiencing the power that proficiency in more than one language brings to their lives—including global awareness, cultural competence, and academic excellence.

HMH celebrates all students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy. Here are just a few of the thousands who are doing so each year.

  • "Ultimately, I wanted to get to a level of fluency where I could travel to different countries and be able to get around with ease, and I think that the Seal of Biliteracy is a great way to measure that."
  • Andrew, Senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park IL

    Russian and English spoken at home. Studied Spanish and French at school.

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  • "Being able to communicate with a larger population of people around the world pushed me to understand and perfect my knowledge in Polish and Spanish, and ultimately towards obtaining the Seal of Biliteracy."
  • Marlena, Senior at Jones College Prep High School, Chicago, IL

    Polish and English spoken at home. Studied Spanish at school.

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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 Shaped.

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