Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate and Current EdD Student – Emily Kraus

Studying at DePaul for an admirable collection of nine and a half years, alum Emily Kraus is currently working on becoming a triple demon! Kraus received both a Bachelor’s degree in Women & Gender Studies and a Master’s degree in Bilingual Bicultural Education. Currently, she is working on her dissertation to complete her doctorate’s degree … More Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate and Current EdD Student – Emily Kraus

LLC Faculty Receive Funding for New Educational Research Projects

DePaul University’s College of Education (COE) not only shapes future educational leaders—it also provides a platform for breakthrough research in the broader field of education. Each year, select university faculty members are eligible to apply for university sponsored research grants, which enables them to expand their current research agendas. Three COE faculty members were awarded … More LLC Faculty Receive Funding for New Educational Research Projects

Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate – Kelly Minks

Kelly Minks is a recent graduate of DePaul’s Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program. Her passions for multiculturalism, social welfare, and education have taken her around the world. She grew up on a small island in Alaska and has lived, volunteered, and taught in various countries, including: Argentina, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and … More Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate – Kelly Minks

The Bilingual Brain: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

By Sung Park-Johnson Many people acknowledge that knowing two languages is a good thing: you are more likely to get a good job, you can establish cross-cultural connections, and it makes traveling easier and more accessible.  What people are less aware of is how bilingualism actually enhances your brain.  Bilingualism allows our brain to be … More The Bilingual Brain: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

Faculty Profile! Dr. Sung Park-Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Sung Park-Johnson, Professional Assistant Instructor, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Director of Bilingual and ESL Minors Sung Park-Johnson Ph.D. is a Professional Assistant Instructor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education and the Director of Bilingual and ESL Minors in the Department of Leadership, Language and Education. Dr. Park-Johnson received her B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Michigan, … More Faculty Profile! Dr. Sung Park-Johnson, Ph.D.

Student Voices! BBE Graduate- Velia Soto

Velia Soto, BBE alumni and Erie Charter School Principal Velia Soto is the principal of Erie Elementary Charter School, one of the few dual language schools in the city of Chicago, and she is a strong believer in putting student experiences first. After attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of … More Student Voices! BBE Graduate- Velia Soto

Faculty Profile! Dr. Jason Goulah, Ph.D.

Q: What initiatives have you been working on recently? A: Within the Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum, the most recent thing is creating undergraduate minors in bilingual education (BE) and English as a second language (ESL). We did this because non-native English speakers in the US are increasing dramatically and there aren’t enough teachers … More Faculty Profile! Dr. Jason Goulah, Ph.D.