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4/25/2022
Topic:
Recognition of Bilingual Ability

Masako
Masako
Posts: 5
Colleges that recognize the Global Seal of Biliteracy and the State Seal of Biliteracy
The number of colleges that recognize the Global Seal of Biliteracy and the State Seal of Biliteracy has been increasing every year. Information about the colleges that recognize these credentials for advanced placement is listed here.
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edited by Masako on 4/27/2022
4/14/2022
Topic:
Recognition of Bilingual Ability

Masako
Masako
Posts: 5
An example of how learning at CBHL schools help students access to scholarship and other opportunities
ACTFL program, 2022 Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program, provides merit-based scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are committed to pursuing the language teaching profession in languages other than English. Scholars are awarded $1,500 per academic year (renewable for a cumulative total of up to $6,000 per recipient), as well as ACTFL membership during their participation in the program and for one year following graduation. One of the eligibility requirements to apply is that students have taken at least two years of the same language in high school, or present documentation of proficiency results from an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), the ACTFL Assessment of Performance Toward Proficiency (AAPPL), or any comparable assessment.
High school students at CBHL schools mostly have learned their heritage languages since Kindergarten, so they satisfy the eligibility requirement. If they have a credential such as the Global Seal of Biliteracy (GSB) at CBHL high school, they can easily present their proficiency level in their application. As this ACTFL scholarship eligibility requirement appears to be a good example, GSB provides access to apply for a scholarship, to earn advanced placement at colleges, and to many other opportunities.
3/4/2022
Topic:
Recognition of Bilingual Ability

angela
angela
Posts: 1
Hello. The Bulgarian School of Seattle I represent is a partner school of ABSA-The Association of Bulgarian Schools in America. ABSA is providing ALTA testing to recognize students' language proficiency. It measures the most critical piece, productive skills of speaking and writing. In our research of many other tests, ALTA is the only one being offered to test Bulgarian language proficiency. The productive score (Speaking and Writing) is at the level of the Seal (Intermediate-High). Based on their belief in access and equity for the less common languages like Bulgarian, the Global Seal (and some states) are able to use the productive test scores as proxy for the much more costly receptive skills to test. This has been recognized as a HUGE learning motivation to our students!!
1/25/2022
Topic:
AP World Language and Culture Exams & CBHLS

Masako
Masako
Posts: 5
Are the AP World Language and Culture Exams important for CBHL schools despite many challenges for CBHL schools to have their
students take them, and many alternative tests available to assess their bilingual proficiency?
edited by Masako Douglas on 1/26/2022
1/25/2022
Topic:
Recognition of Bilingual Ability

Masako
Masako
Posts: 5
Hello. What does your school do to recognize your students' bilingual and biliteracy ability? Is there any positive effect of this recognition at school, on your students, such as an increase of learning motivation, better attendance and so on?
edited by Masako Douglas on 1/26/2022
8/30/2021
Topic:
Excellent features of community-based schools

JoyPeyton
JoyPeyton
Posts: 2
We can start with the excellent features of German schools that an ambassador recently identified, think about successes and challenges with having those features in schools teaching other languages, and then think about features that those schools have in place that are excellent.
Renate, would you like to describe the features of German schools that the visitor from Germany recently identified?
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

JoyPeyton
JoyPeyton
Posts: 2
I think that a Parent Association is a wonderful idea. It gives parents a voice and a sense of power and agency.
I think it would be wonderful if the school also invited different parents to come in as speakers (but maybe in classes other than those that their children are in ...).
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

Masako
Masako
Posts: 5
In order to increase parental participation and to keep the school functioning, my school (Orange Coast Japanese School) has a Parent Association. It consists of one of the three pillars of the school, PA, Board and Teachers. Unlike a traditional governance structure of administration, these three groups have equal voice and share the equal responsibility and decision making. OCG is run and operated by an active Parents Association (PA). The PA organizes various events and engages in fundraising activities, including participating in the annual Orange International Street Fair. The money that we earn is used to pay for the school’s monthly rent and other expenses.
8/30/2021
Topic:
Engaging Parents

marta
marta
Administrator
Posts: 2
Hello, what do you all do to keep the parents and the largr community engaged in your school?