Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Family Resources

"Talk is a crucial link between parents and children: It is how parents impart their cultures to their children and enable them to become the kind of men and women they want them to be.” - Lily Wong Fillmore  

Web Resources for Families

Below is a list of some engaging resources for dual language families to use at home with young learners. Some sites are to support practice in Spanish, while others are to support practice in English. If you would like more resources, you can visit our Distance Learning page or feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for the most relevant resources for their class content.  

Dual Language Research 

Below are articles and research reports regarding Dual Language Programs across the country. The following resources are meant to help families and educators learn more about Dual Language Programs and their effectiveness towards student success for all. For additional information, please contact the Language Learning Department.

  • Bilingual Pairs - An article providing an overview of a how the use of bilingual pairs in dual language classrooms can support the bilingual language development of students.
  • Bilingualism at an early age - A research article that provides research-based arguments for the cognitive benefits of bilingual education at an early age. 
  • Dual Language Research - A presentation from a well-known dual language researcher around the benefits of dual language for all types and demographics of students. 
  • The Bilingual Brain - Research the describes the benefits biilngualism has on the brain extending from early childhood to old age. 
  • The Multiple Benefits of Dual Language - A research article written by well-known Dual Language experts that describes the impact of Dual Language on both ELLs and Native-English speakers. 
  • Two-Way Immersion - The Basics - An overview of the goals & structure of Dual Language program.


Adina Thea
Elementary Language Learning Director

Damaris L. Amaya
Administrative Secretary 

Phone: 206-631-3035

E-mail: Dual Language