Portland High School

Portland, ME

Grades 9-12, English
Learning & Leadership Grant
2006, Summer

About this Grantee

Mr. Talarico attends the Spanish Language School at Middlebury College to improve his reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in the language. Through the intensive immersion program, he develops curriculum for his students and reflects on his studies to gain greater sensitivity to English language learners. Traveling through Spain and India, Mr. Talarico continues to explore second language acquisition and how it applies to his teaching. Mr. Talarico shares his experiences through his school’s professional learning community to help colleagues meet the needs of their English language learners.

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