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

Student Voices! Former COE Student – Anne Nieminski

I’ve always known that I wanted to teach English literature and composition; however, as an undergraduate student in the College of Education, I never realized that teaching ESL would become a passion of mine. Then, as a student teacher in Chicago Public Schools, I began to see that understanding how to teach ESL students in … More Student Voices! Former COE Student – Anne Nieminski

Student Voices! BE-ESL Minor Alumni- Ines Garcia

Ines Garcia is a BE-ESL minor alumni who completed student teaching hours in Mexico City. Garcia reflects on her experience in the BE-ESL minor program and her time in Mexico. After years of night classes, lessons plans, field experience hours, Saturday morning ISBE certification tests, and   extensive amounts of reading, education majors find themselves more … More Student Voices! BE-ESL Minor Alumni- Ines Garcia