Tip Sheet: The Gift of Language

Tip Sheet: The Gift of Language

For children who are dual language learners or English language learners (ELLs), school readiness and school success are directly tied to mastery of their home language. This handout emphasizes the the importance of maintaining the home language by speaking it with children every day. It answers commonly asked questions about using both English and another language at home. 

This tip sheet is part of a series on the Planned Language Approach (PLA).

Date: June 12, 2015
Language(s): Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Target Audience(s): ORR-Eligible Population
Author(s): Head Start
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