#EarlyLang Archive

This biweekly chat is for early language educators - FLES and elementary immersion teachers. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm EST

Wednesday January 9, 2019
8:00 PM EST

  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:00 PM EST
    Happy 2019! 💥 #Earlylang I'm moderating tonight's topic -“heritage learners” with co-moderator Julie Speno @MundodePepita Let’s get started with introductions. Tell us who you are, what you teach, and share if you teach heritage language learners?
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hello everyone and welcome to #earlylang chat! I'm Julie, co-moderating w the fantastic @MaCristinaRV . I teach K-4 Spanish in Maine, and have at least a few heritage learners for Spanish each yr, along w heritage learners of other langs as well
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Happy new year #earlylang! I’m Dorie and I teach Spanish including heritage students, grades 1-5 in CT. I’ll be in and out of tonight’s chat since I’m also on mom duty.
  • gardnerkb1 Jan 9 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hello! Katie, Kinder ELL teacher, North Carolina #Earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hi! I am Kaitlin, K-3 Spanish teacher in MA. Yes, I have heritage language learners #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Don't forget to include the hashtag #earlylang so everyone can read your posts :)
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    I'm Cristina and I teach in Miami! So.... I have a large mix of young heritage language learners! #earlylang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Hi #Earlylang, and Happy New Year! I am Rebecca, currently teaching Spanish to grades 3, and 6-8 in CT. I am also multi-tasking/mom-ing!
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Hi! My name is Caitlin Connell. I teach grades K-4 Spanish. Students in my classes have Spanish once a week for half the year. I do have some heritage learners, but not many. #earlylang
  • kellycondon Jan 9 @ 8:06 PM EST
    My next few tweets will be part of the weekly #earlylang chat! Click the hashtag to join in!
  • kellycondon Jan 9 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Kelly from Boston, MA. I teach Spanish to students grades 3-5! #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Q1: What is a “heritage” language learner? #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Remember to A1, A2, etc with your answer in correspondence to each question #earlylang :)
  • JL_Delf Jan 9 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Jenny from NY! I’ll be in and out around bedtime over here! 👼🏼👼🏼🤦🏼‍♀️ #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: I consider any child who that speaks a language other than the dominant lang of the community (to greater or lesser degree of ability in that HL) to be a heritage student #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1 for me, a heritage learner is a student who hears, sees, and possibly speaks the language of instruction at home. #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
    Hola! I'm Jen in KY. I teach Preschool-5th grade. I have lots of Heritage learners in my classes! #EarlyLang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: To me it is any S who has the TL and/or TC as part of their heritage. I often have Ss whose parents speak the TL, but raised them not speaking it. The Ss understand it, but can’t speak it; I 💜 watching their transformation when they realize how much they know. #earlylang
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Hi #Earlylang friends! I’m Nathan from NJ. I teach French in junior PreK through grade 5. I don’t get many heritage learners.
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Thank you for this- I should've included any lang skill, not just speaking, to my definition! #earlylang
    In reply to @JL_Delf
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:13 PM EST
    I also have several students who can understand and speak at it various levels depending on if they're families "force" them to use Spanish at home. #earlylang
    In reply to @MaestraAubreyCT
  • TarniaCovooper Jan 9 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Hi #earlylang! I'm Tonya from Richmond, Virginia. I teach Spanish preK-5. I have several heritage speakers. I'd love to find ways to get them more deeply involved in Spanish then the rest of the class.
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A1: I don’t often have heritage French learners in my classes. This year I have three Haitian Creole speakers. Close! #Earlylang
  • EarlyLang Jan 9 @ 8:15 PM EST
    thank you to tonight's #earlylang chat sponsor, @EMCSCHOOL
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:15 PM EST
    Me too! I cracked up at a mom who was so excited to find out we had Spanish class. She hit her son on the arm and told him, now you'll have to learn! Bless his heart! #earlylang
    In reply to @MaestraAubreyCT
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:15 PM EST
    We are on Question #1: Who is a heritage learner? #earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1: Someone who has had some exposure to the language/culture through their family (could be a little or a lot), but who hasn't grown up in an environment where that language is a native/dominant language #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    I get Congolese refugees that speak different levels of French. #earlylang Obviously not heritage learner in my case but I love finding out all the languages my kiddos speak. #earlylang
    In reply to @nathanlutz
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A1: I consider a heritage language learner to be someone who is exposed, in some way, to that language at home with their family. #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    Q2: How can we support heritage language learners as they form part of a classroom community of mixed proficiencies? #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:19 PM EST
    Given that we know as language learners ourselves that knowing/being exposed to one lang aids in learning another, all our heritage learners bring great strengths to our classrooms; tapping into that is super exciting! #earlylang
    In reply to @Sra_Kennedy, @nathanlutz
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2: For me a big push is literacy. A lot of my Ss can't read or write in the TL even though they speak it so giving them opportunities to become biliterate is important. #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 9 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2 👆🏻 SAME. 😁 #earlylang
    In reply to @Sra_Kennedy
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2 My 1st step is to connect w my heritage students & ascertain their level of comfortability w their peers knowing about their heritage-some of my sts over the yrs have been extremely uncomfortable & wanted to be "just like everyone else" not singled out #earlylang
  • kellycondon Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    Providence as many opportunities as possible to share and CELEBRATE their culture with the class. #earlylang
    • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
      Q2: How can we support heritage language learners as they form part of a classroom community of mixed proficiencies? #Earlylang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: I think that we can embrace them by first recognizing that all of our classes have mixed levels of proficiency, with or without heritage learners. I try to empower my heritage speakers to be leaders. #earlylang
  • kellycondon Jan 9 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2: In terms of proficiency (missed that part of the Q at first!), give them ways for them to shine and be an example for their classmates who might be at lower proficiency levels. #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2: I also think teaching CONTENT is so important when you have heritage learners. Maybe they know the months of the year but what about butterfly migration. How can I teach them something NEW in the target language and keep them engaged? #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2 I also really like to connect w the families; I want them to know how much I value what their child brings to our class community #earlylang
  • profemely Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Hi all, Mely, Spanish teacher in MA, 6-8 #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Exactly! And I love teaching FLES because it means they're learning to read in my class and in their gen ed class so it's totally age and developmentally appropriate! #earlylang
    In reply to @MaCristinaRV
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A2 In terms of actual activities, on a small scale I regularly extend convos w these kiddos, going deeper w addt'l questions, having quick asides w them during transitional moments to build their vocab & esp content knowledge #earlylang
  • TarniaCovooper Jan 9 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A1: heritage language learners are a gift to my Spanish classroom. In our discussions of immigration, they provide current examples of success in the United States. I encourage them to show pride in who they are. After all, we are all immigrants. #earlylang
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    Q2: Ensuring that tasks are rigorous- but not so much so that they feel punished for having a background in the language. #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    This is why it's so important to connect with our ESL colleagues and make sure they know the research. I try to send home reading material home with specific kids so they can practice their L1 (Span) literacy at home for this reason. #earlylang
    In reply to @MaestraAubreyCT, @MaCristinaRV
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2: On a larger scale, non fiction & culture can be very powerful; though a HLL might have greater lang skills, their knowledge of the world is typically at the same level as their peers, so engages them in the actual content of the class #earlylang
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    I totally agree. Teaching content is what keeps my heritage students engaged and excited about coming to class #earlylang
    In reply to @Sra_Kennedy
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:27 PM EST
    Q3: How can we support the heritage language learners’ literacy skills? #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:27 PM EST
    Reminder: You can vote for future topics here: https://t.co/pGVBVAEwCs #earlylang We would love to have you chime in and let use know what YOU want to talk about!
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:28 PM EST
    This! #earlylang
    • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
      A2: On a larger scale, non fiction & culture can be very powerful; though a HLL might have greater lang skills, their knowledge of the world is typically at the same level as their peers, so engages them in the actual content of the class #earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A2: I think it really depends on each student and their particular situation. I agree that content and literacy are both very important. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:28 PM EST
    One of my favorite images!! #earlylang
    • TarniaCovooper Jan 9 @ 8:25 PM EST
      A1: heritage language learners are a gift to my Spanish classroom. In our discussions of immigration, they provide current examples of success in the United States. I encourage them to show pride in who they are. After all, we are all immigrants. #earlylang
  • profemely Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A1: Any 1st, 2nd, 3rd.. native speaker of the language who doesn't live in the native country. Sometimes they only understand the language, sometimes they are fully fluent. #earlylang
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    Q3: FVR!!!! 😍 #earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A3: I love read alouds and focusing thematic units around books #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3: Text rich classrooms, variety of books at different levels, sentence frames...etc. #earlylang
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  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3 This can be especially challenging w FLES given the short time frames many of us have w our students & the age range. One big area is to encourage families to read to their children at home in the heritage lang, provide books if necessary! #earlylang
  • MariaAmpicado Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Hi #Earlylang! I'm Maria Picado and I teach heritage learners grades 5-8 in Miami, FL.
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3: How about introducing your heritage learners to the Global Goals? 🌎https://t.co/508AeaEglw #earlylang
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A2: Ensuring that tasks are rigorous- but not so much so that they feel punished for having a background in the language. #earlylang
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3. I let Ss to borrow books from my library to read at home/school. I also give classroom Ts summaries of research that shows supporting home language literacy increases their Eng lit skills as well. This makes Ts more likely to let them read Span during school time #earlylang
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3: FVR!!!! 😍 #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:31 PM EST
    We are on Question 3: How can we support Heritage Language Learners in literacy skills? #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Thank you for joining us! Feel free to go back and add answers to the previous questions :) #earlylang
    In reply to @MariaAmpicado
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3: I hold them to a higher level of grammatical accuracy & spelling. Give them more complex texts - Newsela is great for this. Again, this is about a classroom environment where we recognize diverse levels of proficiency, and pushing all Ss from where they are. #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    I get Scholastic Let's Find Out in Spanish magazines. Any of the copies I don't use I give to our K-1 teachers to send home. A to Z reading also has leveled books that are good to send home or let Ss choose. #earlylang
    In reply to @MundodePepita
  • gardnerkb1 Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Q3: Creating a positive & safe classroom environment where Ss are motivated & engaged in learning the language. I use scaffolds / supports for Ss of all levels to succeed in tasks. Also love integrating technology to prompt/guide Ss in creating personalized products #earlylang
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Of course there are books that never make it back, but if that student is reading a book they enjoy in their home language, I consider it a win. #earlylang
  • TarniaCovooper Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3: Heritage language learners crave and deserve differentiation. I am pulling some great stuff from Spanish language novels. Thinking of have the kids read Berto y sus buenas ideas or El nuevo Houdini. But there are so many good options! #earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Yes! Content based on the SDG's can be great for heritage speakers and all learners! #earlylang
    In reply to @MaCristinaRV
  • profemely Jan 9 @ 8:33 PM EST
    A2: This is my weak area. I want the kids to feel part of the class, so I do not differentiate too much for them. I only have 2 heritage students this year and that is the common number for me every year. #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 9 @ 8:34 PM EST
    My name is Jessica, and I teach K-5 Spanish in Middletown, NJ. #earlylang #slowchat
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A3: I have found word sorts or card sorts are a great literacy and prewriting activity. Group write and guided writing worksheets are also good for a variety of prof. levels and I can push the heritage learners to go further while keeping more scaffolding for other Ss. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A3 Also, by providing a print rich environment right from the outset in Kinder helps me develop early literacy skills in ALL my students, which is also a benefit for my HLL, who many not be exposed to the written word at all at home #earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:36 PM EST
    I seek to differentiate in ways have the kids participating along with the rest of the class instead of working on something separate. Low threshold, high ceiling instead of something completely different. #earlylang
    In reply to @profemely
  • MariaAmpicado Jan 9 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A3. I like to have my students read whenever possible. We have "lunes de lectura" every Monday. I like to mix it up every week so they never know what we're going to read. #Earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Q4: How can we motivate young heritage language learners to become lifelong language learners? #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:37 PM EST
    I agree so much! I don't want my kids to be 'outside' the rest of the class community doing something different; there's so much we can do as a whole group. #earlylang
    In reply to @kaitlin31415, @profemely
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Totally agree! I have some kinders already decoding words and others who have no clue yet but it's there when they're ready for it. #earlylang
    In reply to @MundodePepita
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Exactly! Provide lots of different resources & opportunities so all kiddos have a chance to interact where they are at... love how you put it! #earlylang
    In reply to @Sra_Kennedy
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Yes! Having a library that honors my students’ varied backgrounds is so important. Sometimes the Spanish classroom is the only place they’ll find themselves reflected in the school. #earlylang
    • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:35 PM EST
      I had a new S last year whose family is from Puerto Rico. They were blown away by the stories and folktales I had from PR. It moved them so much that they were very respectful of returning them. If they didn’t, I would, like you, consider it a win. 💜
      In reply to @doriecp
  • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A4: Take interest in them and their lives outside of school. Relationship building is everything 🙌🏻 #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A4 My biggest hope is that by me, & classmates, showing an interest in, & a love for, the language & culture of my sts that will convey what a treasure it is to have another lang be part of your life & inspire them to value it, too #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 9 @ 8:43 PM EST
    A1: A1: A heritage speaker to me is someone who is exposed to another language other than the dominant one at home. I have many students who have at least one parent or if not both who speak another language. #earlylang #slowchat
  • JL_Delf Jan 9 @ 8:43 PM EST
    Q4 letting them see how valuable their bilingualism is, and how other languages could connect them to interests as well #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:43 PM EST
    This has been really powerful not just w my Spanish speaking heritage learners, but w the heritage learners of other langs in my school-I have a bunch of my Russian children's books in my room, too, along w a small, but growing collection of Czech & Polish resources #earlylang
    In reply to @doriecp
  • gardnerkb1 Jan 9 @ 8:43 PM EST
    Yes! I love doing home visits with my students #earlylang
    In reply to @SraConnell
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:43 PM EST
    THIS!!! #earlylang
    • SraConnell Jan 9 @ 8:40 PM EST
      A4: Take interest in them and their lives outside of school. Relationship building is everything 🙌🏻 #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 9 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A1: A heritage speaker to me is someone who is exposed to another language other than the dominant one at home. I have many students who have at least one parent or if not both who speak another language. #earlylang #slowchat
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:44 PM EST
    This is everything I think - not just for heritage learners! #earlylang
    In reply to @MundodePepita
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A summary of tonight’s chat will be posted at https://t.co/pGVBVAEwCs in the next few days! #earlylang Be sure to follow @EarlyLang so you don't miss notifications & great info on PD!
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A4: Motivate HLL's the same way you motivate second language learners! Instilling a love for language and connecting with other cultures is a goal! #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A4: I think helping instill in them a pride in being biliterate will make them lifelong learners. Showing them that their culture and language is valued. #earlylang
  • doriecp Jan 9 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Love it! Another teacher and I are trying to write a grant to get books in all the languages our students speak at home. #earlylang
    In reply to @MundodePepita
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:45 PM EST
    We are on Q4: How can we motivate young heritage language learners to become lifelong language learners? #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:46 PM EST
    Does anyone mention the seal of biliteracy at the #earlylang level or do you let HS teachers talk it up?
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:46 PM EST
    That would be fantastic! I've been asking parents for resources & recommendations, which has helped. And scouting out garage & book sales, sometimes you find great gems! #earlylang
    In reply to @doriecp
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A4: Working to provide them with a postive experience that helps to build their self-confidence. Helping them to see the benefits of continuing to grow as a language learner #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
    Q5: How can we involve HL learners’ at-home community in #earlylang class?
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A5: invite them in to share their language and culture with your other students. #earlylang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 9 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A4: 1) Empowering them to see how knowing another language gives them a big upper hand; 2) planting the seeds to learn more languages. My son was raised bilingual in Spanish & English; he chose to study French and is currently trilingual - he is still young :) #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5 Inviting parents in to be part of class has always been a win #earlylang
  • gardnerkb1 Jan 9 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5: Ss showcases in community events and parent involvement meetings #earlylang
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5: This is one of my weaker areas - I want to do more to involve my families. Just did a PD on family engagement yesterday...got to implement some things. #rubshands #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A4: Inspire your heritage language learners to work towards obtaining the Seal of Biliteracy #earlylang https://t.co/DtajZBeNzK
  • MariaAmpicado Jan 9 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A4: I remind them often about how fortunate they are to be bilingual. I think my students recognize how important fluency is for them, especially for their future. #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:52 PM EST
    I am looking for more ideas, also! Sometimes I am stymied by grade level lesson management-if a parent comes to only one class in the grade level, then I'm off in my planning ; small yet big challenge lol #earlylang
    In reply to @Sra_Kennedy
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:52 PM EST
    I think I need to start talking about it with 4th & 5th (and their parents!) Just get their brains thinking about taking language in middle and high school. #earlylang
    In reply to @MaestraAubreyCT
  • Sra_Kennedy Jan 9 @ 8:53 PM EST
    I think I'm going to start with our Title I family nights to avoid this problem and then see where to go from there. #earlylang
    In reply to @MundodePepita
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Last few moments to answer Q4: How can we involve a heritage learner's at home community in our classrooms? #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 9 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A2: I feel that we shouldn’t assume that heritage speakers “know it all”, especially basic vocabulary, writing and reading. For example, many don’t know how to say cabbage in Spanish. When I teach about basic food, I challenge them with more complex vocab. #earlylang #slowchat
    • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
      Q2: How can we support heritage language learners as they form part of a classroom community of mixed proficiencies? #Earlylang
  • kaitlin31415 Jan 9 @ 8:55 PM EST
    I've had a few parents who've wanted their child working separate from the rest of class (such as a workbook that they provide). I think there are often assumptions abt what a lang class looks/should look like and that conversations to manage expectations are helpful. #earlylang
    In reply to @profemely, @MundodePepita
  • profemely Jan 9 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A5: I sometime invite the parents to talk to us about their native country #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:56 PM EST
    This is so true! Vocabulary & content building are just as important for them as for any learner at this age. I think sometimes we forget how small a vocab little learners (heritage or otherwise) actually have, hence the many vocab activities done in the homerms #earlylang
    In reply to @reyesjessica6
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 9 @ 8:57 PM EST
    “Reflaction” (reflection + action) Knowing what you know now, what will you do? #Earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 9 @ 8:58 PM EST
    I have found that sometimes I have to coach parents a little bit in terms of what to talk about to be sure the conversation is appropriate and engaging for little learners, have you found this? #earlylang
    In reply to @profemely