DLL Courses

Throughout the year, QSLA Dual Language Learner Initiative partners will be offering a wide range of professional learning opportunities for early educators of all experience levels and program types. Many trainings will be available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

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Live Courses

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Self-Paced Courses

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Module 1: Brain Development and Dual Language Learning

Module 1: Brain Development and Dual Language Learning

Self-paced Course

In this course, participants will examine the science behind dual language learning. It is important for ECE educators to understand how and why the early years are a critical time for language and literacy development for young dual-language learners. Participants will also examine the importance of early experiences in supporting early brain architecture for dual language learners.

Module 2: Bilingualism and the Benefits for Young Children

Module 2: Bilingualism and the Benefits for Young Children

Self-paced Course

In this course, participants will review definition of bilingualism and other related key terms. It is important for ECE educators to understand bilingualism and the process for children learning more than one language. Participants will identify the benefits of bilingualism when languages learned are being consistently used and supported in the child’s home and school setting.  

Our Home Language is Important: Myths and Facts of Bilingualism

Our Home Language is Important: Myths and Facts of Bilingualism

Self-paced Course

This DLL Initiative Family Workshop helps families better understand common myths about raising multi-lingual children, facts, research and benefits of being bilingual, and provides opportunities to hear and learn from the experiences of other families raising dual language learners.

Maintaining Our Home Language: Best Practices to Support Young Dual Language Learners at Home

Maintaining Our Home Language: Best Practices to Support Young Dual Language Learners at Home

Self-paced Course

This DLL Initiative Family Workshop helps families better understand different strategies for raising a bilingual child, the stages of language and social emotional development for young dual language learners, and tips and ideas for supporting their young DLLs at home.

Advocating for Our Young Dual Language Learners: Partnering with Teachers to Support Children’s Dual Language Development

Advocating for Our Young Dual Language Learners: Partnering with Teachers to Support Children’s Dual Language Development

Self-paced Course

This DLL Initiative Family Workshop helps families learn more about Dual Immersion or Dual Language Education programs (K-12), best practices of early learning programs that support multi-lingual learners, and ways families and teachers can partner to support children’s culture and language development.

Building Relationships with Young Multilingual Learners and Their Families

Building Relationships with Young Multilingual Learners and Their Families

Self-paced Course

We know that teaching multilingual children is multifaceted, and that language is vital to communication and building relationships. And yet, ease of language is a challenge when multilingual children and families need to be fluent in English to engage in classroom. This webinar will examine teaching techniques that promote inclusion and a sense of belonging, resulting in better learning outcomes for children and deeper engagement with families. The presenter will share ideas from her book Dual-Language Learners: Strategies for Teaching English, and participants will gain practical tips and valuable tools they can use in their work with young children and their families.

Dual Language Learner Initiative Training Events Calendar

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How to Register for Trainings

  • To attend any of the professional development trainings above, it is helpful, but not required, to have an ECE Workforce Registry ID number and register for the training through the method indicated.
  • If you need an ECE Workforce Registry profile, click this link.
  • Having an ECE Workforce Registry ID allows you to track any training and PD hours complete through the ECE Registry without having to keep track of certificates or other paperwork after each course.

If you have questions, please contact us.  We are happy to help!