Lead The Way To Literacy - Leveraging Biliteracy Empowering Students to Communicate with Confidence

Teaching a second language, whether English or a world language, requires a special global-mindedness and passion, and we celebrate your dedication to cultivating this in your students. Leveraging Biliteracy is designed to support you—to provide a place to connect with other educators, share ideas and best practices, and gain insights from thought leaders at the forefront of advancing language acquisition.

MEET OUR THOUGHT LEADERS

Our thought leaders bring renowned expertise and insight to advancing language acquisition.

DR. ELENA IZQUIERDO

DR. ELENA
IZQUIERDO

Author,
Escalate English®
CODIE®
award winner

"Rigor…is the expectation, opportunity, and engagement that guides ELs in making needed gains and in demonstrating their learning. As teachers of ELs, we need to be practiced in guiding and supporting rigor through frequent use of higher-level and open-ended questioning and dialogue while intentionally and systematically providing ELs with the opportunities and systematic instruction needed to meet rigorous academic standards."

JOHN De MADO

JOHN
De MADO

Contributing
Author, Bien dit!®
Creative Consultant,
¡Avancemos!

"Whether a student is learning English as a second language, or is a native English speaker learning a world language, the more opportunities students have to engage with more than one language, the greater their prospects will be for academic and career success, as well as for enjoying lifelong cognitive prowess."

DR. YVONNE FREEMAN & DR. DAVID FREEMAN

DR. YVONNE
FREEMAN &
DR. DAVID
FREEMAN

Authors,
On Our Way to English®
Literacy by Design®

"Translanguaging draws on the full linguistic repertoire, including the home and other language resources, of the emergent bilingual students in any class. It allows teachers to tap into the always—present bilingual current that flows through classrooms with language learners."

DR. KATE KINSELLA

DR. KATE
KINSELLA

Author,
English 3D

"In this generation, every student needs to be the contributor…the writer…the attentive listener…and potentially, the reporter."

ELEVATE INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Successful language acquisition requires a robust instructional approach that supports and encourages all learners. We have identified four pillars key to 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

ACTIVE LEARNING
ACADEMIC RIGOR

Support the productive struggle that ensures academic and linguistic growth.

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

IMMERSIVE LEARNING
AUTHENTIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

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

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Do you have a question about Active or Immersive Learning? Academic Rigor? Cultural Experiences? Looking to clarify or further understand our instructional approach to language acquisition instruction? Share your questions below!

Responses will be answered online at #LeadBiliteracy, or, if you would like a direct response to your question, please provide your email address.

All questions will be posted online anonymously.

EMPOWER LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Grounded in research, and developed with the expertise of renowned educators, HMH World Language and English Learner programs deliver the challenge and support that accelerate language acquisition.

GROWING INTO ENGLISH

GROWING INTO ENGLISH

We want ELs to develop the confidence and skills that will help them realize their potential in school and in life. Our programs provide the rigor, opportunities to engage with text, and rich, culturally relevant resources that motivate readers and inspire communication.

GROWING BEYOND ENGLISH

GROWING BEYOND ENGLISH

Our Spanish and French language programs are designed to accelerate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking through dynamic, 21st-century learning environments. Performance-based instruction encourages learners to communicate effectively and with confidence.

Escalate English

Grades 4–8

CODiE Award Winner Escalate English © 2017 challenges English learner students to realize their potential, not only as speakers and writers of English, but also as confident students who possess the skills needed to stay on track for college and career readiness.

English 3d

Grades 4–12

Developed with Dr. Kate Kinsella, English 3D is an English language development program designed to ensure proficiency in the academic vocabulary, speaking, listening, and writing vital to success in school and life.

¡Avancemos!

Grades 6–12

¡Avancemos! © 2018 empowers students by helping them realize the advantages of mastering another language—equipping them to communicate with confidence, experience other cultures and countries, and participate in our global society.

Bien dit!

Grades 6–12

Bien dit!® © 2018 is designed to help students demonstrate proficiency in French—to communicate meaningfully and productively in real-world situations.