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2013 Institute

Bilingual Extension Institute  2013 

Teachers College Columbia University


Catherine J. Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director


Here is the link for the 2013 application.

Through the Teachers College Bilingual Extension Institute, bilingual speech-language pathologists acquire the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality services to bilingual populations with a primary focus on birth through high school. During the Institute’s 18 years of existence, students have come speaking many different languages including Spanish, Arabic, Yiddish, Polish, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Italian, Tamil, Urdu, etc. The bilingual proficiency standard is the NYSED Bilingual Education Assessment, which must be passed for students to be awarded the bilingual extension certificate by NYSED. The Institute meets the academic and clinical requirements of the NYSED bilingual extension certificate to the TSSLD teaching certificate. Those who do not practice in NYS receive a certificate of completio

2013 ParticipantNames

Liliane Azevedo, Valeria Berdini, Marianella Bonelli, SilviaCaceres, Cindy Caro, Sandra Corro-Moy, Amanda DeAlem, Stephanie Devlin, NancyDomenech, Melissa Flores, Amy Furth, Katrina Fuscaldo, Deborah Galatianos,Desiree Gallardo, Sellynette Garcia, Wendyliza Gonzalez, Noemi Grasso, DianaGutierrez, HuoyJing Lisa Hsieh, Rhonda Israel, Elsie Juarez, Lisa Lopes,Paulina Otalora, Nicollette Quintero, Jennifer Rivera, Christina Rodriguez,Sabrina Salegas, Kazi Shaon, Wan-Lin Sheu, Gabriela Stastny, Magali StolovitskyColb, Hannah Tahhan, Angel Tam, Julissa Taveras, Rochell Thomas,Paola Trejos, Pamela Wang

TUITION: $5,500. $300 due to register (refunded if applicant is not admitted.) The balance of payment for Summer 2013 is $2485, which is the $2450 for tuition plus the $35 college fee. The tuition for Fall 2013 will be $2750.

Possible FUNDING Sources (Students contact the funding sources directly) :  

1) NYSED ITI provides $3,000 in funding for eligible students.

2) NYCDOE Teachers of Tomorrow for newly hired NYCDOE teachers. $3,400 in funding for eligible students.

DATES for 2013. Attendance at all Institute weekends is mandatory. Do not schedule the BEA on a date the Institute meets. Make sure you can attend all dates. The following are the dates for the 2013 Bilingual Extension Institute: 

May, 17, 18, 19

June  8

June 21, 22, 23   

September 20, 21, 22

October 18, 19, 20

November 15, 16, 17

November 30 and December 1

 TIMES:  Fridays: 6 pm to 8:30 pm;   Saturdays: 9 am to 4 pm; Sundays: 9:30 to 3:00 pm

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Here is a link for more detailed information on the Bilingual Extension Institute.


Paradis, J., Genesee, F., & Crago, M. (2010). Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning Baltimore (2nd Ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. 

Justice, L. & Ezell, A. (2002). The Syntax Handbook: Everything You Learned About Syntax (But Forgot). ProEd.

Readings for the first weekend: 
For the May weekend read chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 of the Paradis, Genesee & Crago book. Be prepared for a quiz on the content.