Westchester Education Services is committed to making achievements in bilingual education easier. Our aim is to be a top global resource for teaching and learning academic content presented in two languages . . . a first and second tongue.
Sandra Colmenares. leads our editorial team, whose processes amplify bilingual learning and teaching capacities while positively heightening multicultural awareness. We work with our customers, international or domestic, through phases of strategic language planning. We stand on robust research, multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches, and multilingual talent to meticulously craft and deliver content that fits the demands of minority language education, multilingualism, multiculturalism, biliteracy, and bilingualism.
Westchester expertly designs bilingual educational content in several languages, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our work in bilingual education can be best described as
• Broad in scope—ranging from folktale readers to teacher instructional materials
• Respectful—giving the learner’s mother tongue prominence alongside English
• Multi-faceted—applying multilingual approaches to teaching and learning
• Representative—exhibiting first-language cultural traditions, beliefs, and histories
• Contemporary and popular—engaging bilingual learners through content that they can identify with and enjoy
Westchester’s guidance in bilingual educational content creation can be applied to:
• Developmental, or maintenance, bilingual programs
• Two-way (bilingual) immersion programs
• Foreign language immersion, language immersion, or one-way immersion
• Heritage language initiatives