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First Seminar for Returning North American Language and Culture Assistants Francisco Ramos, Ph.D. Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

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1 First Seminar for Returning North American Language and Culture Assistants Francisco Ramos, Ph.D. Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

2 2 Job Opportunities Schools: Teacher Bilingual coordinator Title I coordinator Literacy/Math coach Resource teacher Technology teacher Specific Credentials/Degrees: Special Education School Psychologist Speech & Language Therapist Viceprincipal/Principal

3 3 Job Opportunities Adult ESL Community Colleges Universities Translation and Interpretation School-related Technology projects

4 4 Important Information Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Information regarding required teaching credentials: California Credentialing Examinations: Information on CBEST, CSET, CTEL, RICA

5 5 ELLs in the U.S. (NCELA ) From 3,470,268 in to 5,318,164 (Pre-K through 12 th grade) ELLs represent 10.7% of total enrollment Total enrollment growth since : 8.45% ELL growth since : 53.3%

6 6 States with Largest Numbers of ELLs (NCELA, ) StatesELLsPercentage California1,526,03625% Texas701,79915% Florida234,93411% New York213,0007% Illinois175,4549%

7 7 States with Largest ELL Enrollment Increase / (NCELA) StatesELLs%Growth Kentucky11,1811.7%417.4% Indiana31,9563.1%407.8% South Carolina9,4711.3%400.8% North Carolina70,2885.8%371.7% Tennessee19,3552.1%369.9% Alabama15,2952.1%336.8% Nebraska16,1245.6%301.4%

8 8 Two-Way Immersion: Growth

9 9 Two-Way Immersion: Languages English-Spanish344 English-Chinese11 English-French7 English-Korean5 English-Japanese4

10 10 Two-Way Immersion: Schools California118 Texas57 New York29 Illinois20 New Mexico19 Oregon13 Florida11 Arizona10

11 11 International Spanish Academies Description: Integrated curriculum English/Spanish District determines curriculum. Partial instruction in Spanish Objectives: Promote academic success Development of oral and written competence in English and Spanish Promote respect and communication among cultures Facilitate students’ access to prestigious institutions


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