Bilingualism is the ability to communicate in two languages with equal, or near equal, fluency. It is common for staff members to speak more than one language, and in some cases, their role may require them to do so. Employees who agree to communicate in both English and other languages are broadly called bilingual staff. […]
Why Aren’t Latino Students Returning to Their Classrooms?
The public continues to hear how the Latino community has been disproportionately affected by COVID, and Latino parents are too frightened to send their kids into the relative-unknown. Despite someone like district superintendent Austin Beutner reassuring in a weekly update, “We’ve upgraded the air filtration systems in every classroom, reconfigured school facilities to keep all at […]
Returning to School
Restoring Students’ Social, Emotional & Academic Health Upon returning to school, restoring students’ social, emotional and academic health calls for strong relationships between students and their school, students and adults, and students and their peers. The strength of these relationships helps determine the level of student-connectivity, which is one of the main goals for students returning […]
Communication Equality for All!
Improving Language Access Services in Schools As a school organization, you might be asking yourself, “How can we integrate language services to improve communication with our English-learning students and their families?” You are most likely preparing your 2021-2022 budget, and you are faced with deciding just how important language access services are to your school. […]
Voice of the People – Localization Matters
Localization Matters “The customer’s perception is your reality,” Kate Zabriskie, a well-known business trainer, comments. Localization is a perception that we at ACSI would like to turn into everyday reality. Companies are bound to see falling numbers if they do not participate in “localization,” wherein a company takes something global and creates a product characteristically […]
COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
Trustworthy Messengers & Messages Among the Latino Community Since mid-March, 2020, our country’s various coronavirus messengers and their messages have been highly scrutinized but also heavily relied upon regarding not only scientific efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine itself, but also to dispel overwhelming amounts of misinformation. This is especially true when we concentrate on the […]