Cultural and Linguistic Resources for Illinois Higher Education


As the number of dual language learners in early childhood programs increases, so, too, does the need for pre-service teachers to understand the elements involved in creating a successful learning environment for this population.

This online, resource portal, is designed to provide you the foundational knowledge required to meet the unique linguistic, cultural, and instructional needs of dual language learners. The modules will lead you through readings, activities, and assignments designed to help reflect on and evaluate your own instructional practices as you prepare your courses at your higher education institution.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Pat Chamberlain at

Young Dual Language Learners: Resources for Illinois Higher Education was originally located at:

  • Moderator: Pat Chamberlain
  • Moderator: Larry Edelman
  • Moderator: Brian Michalski

Continue to the Introduction of the Modules.