G&G Dual Language Consultants, LLC

(956) 455-3198
1474 W Price Road, Suite 435
Brownsville, TX 78520

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The 2nd Annual Academic and Language Acquisition Institute is November 4-7, 2019!

14 "Best Practices" Based EL Trainings

The Gómez and Gómez DLE Model, as any other instructional model, depends on a high level of Fidelity of Implementation. To this end, districts implementing our model should seek additional training to the basic 2-Day Initial training in order to achieve a high level of academic and linguistic effectiveness. We strive to provide you with high quality Teacher and/or Administrator training to meet this school or district need.

Districts wishing to host one of ourRegional Trainings,” allowing participants from other districts to attend, will receive a 20% discount off the normal training fees to help offset beverage and snack costs for all participants. Please contact Dr. Richard Gómez Jr at 956-455-3198 if you would like to host a “Regional Training”.

All trainings have the following schedule unless otherwise noted:

8am - 8:30am:  Registration

8:30am:  Presentation Begins

3:30pm:  Presentation Ends

Initial Training on Effective Academic and Linguistic Strategies for ELs*

Required for All First Time Implementing Teachers of PK-6th Grades and as a Refresher for all Teachers after their 3rd year of Implementation

Trainer:  Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr.

Day 1:  Understanding ELL Education (purpose, research, philosophy); Principles of an EL Education;  Instructional Model (components); PK-2 & Academic Rigor; Language of the Day; Elements of EL Classroom; The EL Classroom Schedule (PK-5); Bilingual Pairs (balanced classrooms); Critical EL Model Components; Challenging, Interactive, and Authentic (CIA) Classrooms

Day 2:  Cooperative Learning; An Effective EL Lesson Plan (Lesson Cycle); Conceptual Refinement (supporting L2 content learners Second Language Acquisition [ESL/SSL]); EL Grading Policy; Student/Program Assessment (report cards/testing); Specialized Vocabulary Enrichment Activities (facilitating biliteracy in all learners 3-5); Bilingual Learning Centres and Research Centers; Fundamental Tenets of Effective EL Programs

*This is the original 3-Day Training condensed into a 2-day training in Texas. 

August 1-2, 2019:  Duncanville ISD (Registration Form)

Sept.  12-13, 2019:  Education Service Center (ESC) 8, Mt. Pleasant, Texas (Registration Form)

Sept. 27-28, 2019: Grand Prairie ISD (Registration Form)

#mce_temp_url#"DLE Lite" Training on the "Best Practices" used in the Gómez & Gómez DLE Model

Trainer: Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr.

Note: This training is open to all staff from Regular Education classrooms in schools and districts using the Gómez & Gómez DLE Model. Training focuses on the "best practices" used in this DLE Model.  This training is designed specifically for "regular" program teachers, whose language of instruction is all in English, to benefit from the research-based 28 Best Teaching/Learning Practices imbedded within the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model. ELL Teachers who are not yet implementing Dual Language, can also find this training helpful by utilizing these best practices even before the Dual Language program rolls up into their grade level.


Dual Language University


This training will create a regular dual language school day, but rather than children students, the training participants will become the students! Teachers/Administrators will be taught middle school lessons in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts according to the Dual Language Lesson Plan Cycle! Teachers will experience actual DL Best Practices from the student point of view. This will give teachers invaluable and authentic insight returning to their classrooms confidently and read to implement their district's DL model effectively!

May 28, 2019:  Education Service Center 14 (Abilene, Tx) (Registration Form)

Two-Day Bilingual Learning Center (BLC) Training

Strongly Recommended for Teachers of Grades PK-2

Bilingual Learning Centers (BLCs) are critical to effective Gómez and Gómez Model implementation.  BLCs serve important functions within the G&G Model and are required in PK-2nd grades.   Core content BLCs should shadow the class academic instruction in math, science, social studies, and reading.  BLCs serve to:

  • Support students in the BICS stage of second language acquisition. 
  • Assist CALP academic comprehension in L2 by practicing academic skills taught in L2
  • Assist CALP academic comprehension in L1 by practicing academic skills learned
  • Enhances academic and linguistic “rigor”

 This highly rated two-day training is virtually all “Make and Take” of BLC activities under the guidance of our Consultant (a MA in ).  Teachers walk out of the training with high quality (academic and linguistic) BLC activities in hand that they can utilize the very next school day. 

June 27-28, 2019:  Andrews ISD (Registration Form)

September 10-11, 2019: Midlothian ISD (Registration Form)

One Day Bilingual Research Center Training

In this one-day training, participants will learn the deeper facets of Bilingual Research Centers in regards to their intent and purposes.  As part of the training, participants will actually construct several BRCs, so bring your laptops!

June 13, 2019:  Duncanville ISD (Registration Form)

Two-Day "Initial" Training on the Gómez & Gómez Secondary DLE Model

Trainer: Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr. 

Day 1  Understanding Dual Language Enrichment Education (purpose, research, philosophy, common principles); Secondary DLE Model/Program Design; DLE Classroom Environment; Language of the Day; Use of Best Practices; Learning & Retention

 Day 2   Print-Rich DLE Environment, Use of Bilingual Pairs and Groups (cooperative learning); Academic Rigor, Specialized Vocabulary Enrichment (SVE); Challenging, Interactive and Authentic (CIA) DLE Lessons; Project-Based Learning/Bilingual Research Centers; DLE Campus Committee

2018-2019 Training Dates to Be Announced! Please Visit Us Again Soon!

One-Day or Two-Day Administrator Training

Trainer: Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr.

This Administrator Training will introduce the academic and linguistic strengths of our ELL model to Education Administrators of all levels. Administrators will learn of the tie between research, instructional best practices, and other strategies that serve as the underpinnings of our highly successful G&G Model. This training is especially geared towards Superintendents, Associate Superintendents, C&I Directors, Coordinators, Principals, and other district administration members.

July 25, 2019:  Duncanville ISD (Registration Form)

Two-Day Lesson Plan Cycle Training for the Success of ELLs

Trainer: Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr.

This is an intensive and powerful training that brings all of the "G&G 28 Best Practices" into the lesson plans for each academic subject. This training will "connect the dots" for teachers to see the strong correlation between the 28 best practices imbedded within the model and ELL success on a daily basis. The result of effectively implementing the skills learned in this training will be a significant increase in rigor, writing across the curriculum, paired learning, a student-centered classroom and much more. Dr. Richard Gómez Jr. will personally conduct this training.

July 22-23, 2019:  Midlothian ISD (Registration Form)

September 17-18, 2019:  Lake Travis ISD (Registration Form)

Training on Six Weeks Curriculum Guide for DLE/TEKS in Language Arts

This brand new and POWERFUL 2-Day training will train participants on the NEW G&G SLAR and/or ELAR 6-Weeks Curriculum Guide!  Participants will be trained on an entire Six Weeks’ of ELL / TEKS Curriculum for consistent, targeted, and rigorous language arts instruction!   The grade levels presented are:

SLAR   Kinder and 1st Grades – (2nd Six Weeks)

SLAR  2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades – (2nd Six Weeks)

ELAR  2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades – (2nd Six Weeks)

This 2-Day training addresses the most asked about G&G component, our SLAR and ELAR (two language arts) 2nd – 5th grades.  Consistency in ELL classrooms is extremely important for program effectiveness.  Teachers will receive a step-by-step guidance through an entire 6-weeks of intentional and targeted Language Arts instruction.  Teachers will be guided in “unpacking” the TEKS, attaining a more profound understanding of their language arts lessons.  Teachers will also create a 6-weeks curriculum map and then utilize their maps to create their own lessons for two additional weeks!  Participants will leave the training with a total of 8 weeks of ELL lessons!

 Day 1:  Introduction of Language Arts Curriculum Guide 6-weeks template as well as overall explanation of the most critical factors in developing rigorous and purposeful lessons aligned to the G&G Model.  Teachers will also create a 6-week curriculum map for their respective grade level.

Day 2:  With guidance from the G&G Consultant, participants will utilize their 6-week curriculum guides created the previous day to curriculum write 2 weeks of lessons for their respective grade level. 

 2018-2019 Dates to be Announced

Six Weeks of Math/Science/Social Studies Curriculum Guide Support

Day1: Introduction of Math/Sci/SS Curriculum Guide 6-weeks template for PK-1st Grades as well as overall explanation of the most critical factors in developing rigorous and purposeful lessons for ELLs. Teachers will also create a curriculum map for the semester for their respective grade level.

Day 2: With guidance from the G&G Consultant, participants will utilize their curriculum map created the previous day to curriculum write two weeks of lessons for their respective grade level.


Writing Across the Curriculum

Participants will learn how to embed research-based writing strategies and "Best Practices" into teachers' instruction. The focus will be on learning strategies to promote writing across the curriculum, maximizing writing opportunities presented by activities such as paired learning, language of the day journals, and efforts to raise academic and linguistic rigor for all students.

October 28, 2019:  Dripping Springs ISD (Registration Form)

Two-Day Sheltered Instruction Strategies to Enhance Language and Academic Development in the Secondary DLE and NON-DLE Classroom

At the secondary level, students will take the language skills obtained in elementary and enhance them at the secondary level as they develop complex academic skills in the content areas. For this reason, Sheltered Instruction strategies become a key element in the DLE AND Non-DLE classrooms. This session will present effective strategies designed for students to enhance their academic language in both Spanish and English while at the same time taking their academic learning to a deeper level. (2 days)

Day one: Analysis of the process of sheltered instruction and the key role it plays in developing strong academic content and language development in Secondary DLE and NON-DLE classrooms.

Day two:  It can be done! Strategies will be addressed along with other methodology for successful content and academic language development in the Secondary DLE and Non-DLE classroom.

2018-2019 Training Dates To Be Announced!  Please Visit Us Again Soon!

Half-Day G&G DLE Orientation for District Administrative Team on the Benefits of the G&G DLE Model to Promote Long-Term Academic and Linguistic Achievement of District ELLS and Non-ELLS

 Trainer: Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr.      

2018-2019 Orientations are Scheduled as Requested

Administrator Mentorship

This ELL Administrator Mentorship provides Administrators of ELL Programs with an opportunity to benefit from a customized one-on one conference, with our highly experienced consultant, regarding their unique program needs.  Just some of the areas, regarding ELL programs that Administrators may benefit from this customized conferencing are: 

·       Dual Language Program Planning, Development, & Implementation

·       Dual Language Program Fidelity Accountability Plan

·       Federal Program Compliance

·       ELL Program Budgeting and Planning

Our highly experienced Consultant can schedule any number of days as requested, either consecutively or spread out over the school year.  This Mentorship opportunity is excellent for virtually all Administrators but especially for Administrators that are new to ELL Programs or new to DL programs.  Building “Capacity” in these areas will be significantly accelerated as a result of this mentorship opportunity. 


Two-Day Dual Language Enrichment Parent Institute

Parental involvement is key to the success of a Dual Language Enrichment program. This parent institute is arranged into four different components that are designed to give parents an understanding of targeted second language acquisition concepts and how they fit into the program model.  Parents will walk away with a tool box of ideas to support their child’s learning at home.

Day One

  • “¡A escribir se ha dicho!”  Enjoying literacy at home.
  • Creating a parent tool box: make-and-take session

Day Two

  • “EL Científico” How to help your child become bilingual scientists
  • Numbers are everywhere! Connecting math with everyday life.

2018-2019 Trainings to Be Announced! Please Visit Us Again! 

DLE Classroom Makeover

Our DLE experts will completely redesign and “make over” a teacher’s DL Classroom to incorporate all of the G & G DLE Environment components! See some of the before and after pictures on our website www.gomezandgomez.com. The classroom teacher assists our consultant who takes this opportunity to explain the rationale and the “why” to each component, and in that way, this serves as an excellent “one on one” training as well. Our consultants can complete two DLE Class Make-Overs in one day. The DLE Environmentally-Complete classrooms will serve as class models for other teachers as well.

Classroom Makeovers Are Scheduled as Requested

One-on-One Dual Language Enrichment Teacher / G&G Dual Language Consultant Partnership

Our highly experienced (30 year Master teacher) and effective Consultant will shadow your DLE teacher for as long as you deem necessary. Throughout the experience, our Consultant will shadow the teacher, guiding, explaining, providing suggestions, demonstrating lessons, literally providing your teacher with whatever she/he needs to become a much more effective DLE teacher. Pair up our Consultant with a teacher for two hours, a half-day, or for entire day(s). This training does what you don't have time to do, but you know is needed!

Teacher/Consultant Partnerships are Scheduled as Requested

Customized Training Created to Exact School or District Needs

Please contact Dr. Richard Gómez, Jr. at 956-455-3198 for your specific training needs.

Dual Language Classroom Observation Visits (follow-up to 3 day initial training) for "fidelity of implementation" of the Gómez & Gómez DLE Model


2018-2019 Classroom Visits are Scheduled as Requested