Presenter’s Guide to The Young Dual Language Learner: 20 Short Videos

Facilitator’s Guide to the Soyul & Teacher Yvette video series

Handouts for the Soyul & Teacher Yvette video series


Click below for Teacher-Parent Interview Questions in the following languages:



Helpful Links:

Colorín Colorado is a bilingual site for families and educators of dual language learners.
Language Castle is a resource for those who work with young dual language learners.



An Amazing Journey and Un Viaje Asombroso 

These twin articles celebrate a monolingual preschool teacher and her dual language learners.
Written by Sally Durbin, Co-Founder of Teaching At The Beginning, the articles were published by CAAEYC Connections, 2010.  They appear courtesy of the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC), and may be downloaded for professional development.



California Department of Education, Child Development Division, Governor’s State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care. (2013). California’s best practices for young dual language learners: Research overview papers. Retrieved from
Castro, D., Ayankoya, B., & Kasprzak, C. (2011). The new voices – nuevas voces guide to cultural and linguistic diversity in early childhood. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
Dombro, A. L., Jablon, J., & Stetson, C. (2012). Powerful interactions: How to connect with children to extend their learning. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Espinosa, L. M. (2010). Getting it right for young children from diverse backgrounds: Applying research to improve practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Lopez, A., Zepeda, M., & Medina, O. (2012). Dual language learner teacher competencies (DLLTC) report. Los Angeles, CA: Alliance for a Better Community. Retrieved from
Moll, L. C., Amanti, C., Neff, D., & Gonzalez, N. (1992). Funds of knowledge for teaching: Using a qualitative approach to connect homes and classrooms. Theory Into Practice, 31(2), 132-141. doi: 10.1080/00405849209543534
Tabors, P. O. (2008). One child, two Languages: A guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start. (2008). Dual language learning: What does it take? (Head Start Dual Language Report). Retrieved from
Wong Fillmore, L. (1991). When learning a second language means losing the first. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 6(3): 323-346. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031