Dual Immersion/Bilingual Education

Description: Embraces the needs, goals, and outcomes of the growing Hispanic population in Eastern North Carolina by creating dual-immersion initiatives in local schools, and documenting the effectiveness of bilingual education in producing linguistic and cultural gains in Spanish.

Past Projects

Bridging the Gap: Bilingual Education and Community Engagement

Community Partners: Pink Hill Elementary, AMEXCAN, and East Carolina University

This project incorporates community members of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin, and East Carolina University faculty and students, in a learning community that is currently designing a program for Spanish immersion in kindergarten and 1st grade in Pink Hill Elementary.

attachtopinkhillECU Faculty Members

Dr. Stephen Fafulas, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Dr. Marjorie Ringler, Department of Educational Leadership

Dr. Laura Levi Altstaedter, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Ann Borisoff, Department of Educational Leadership

ECU Student Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy (SEOSA) Assistants

Trista Locklear Davis

Kristen Nicole Fulcher