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I'm Bilingual Spanish

 I’m Bilingual!®

I’m Bilingual!® Languages Through Music

 

I’m Bilingual!®, a Spanish program for children, is the result of over 30 years of experience in music and language education. Originally known as Musical Kids International, I’m Bilingual was founded by Yolanda Borrás in New York City in 1999. I’m Bilingual applies a uniquely effective learning approach that introduces children, ages 0-5, to the Spanish language through interactive immersion activities that incorporate music, dance, art and movement.

 Yolanda M. Borrás

 

Yolanda is an expert in the development of music programs for children in multiple languages, author of award-winning educational materials for children and facilitator of workshops for teacher training in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Her work includes early childhood music education, educational consulting, and cultural and business management. Currently, Yolanda is President of the Foundation of the Villa de Santo Domingo and Executive Director of Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo, an annual festival of orchestral concerts and educational activities whose mission is to value, preserve and promote the revitalization of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

 

A native of the Dominican Republic with degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University Teachers College, Yolanda Borrás has taught in the USA, the Dominican Republic, Asia, Latin America and Europe. She is a member of leading organizations in the field of music and education, such as Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Association of Bilingual Education, among others. Yolanda was a featured alumni in the Johns Hopkins University Magazine for "Teaching music in many languages".  She has been interviewed for programs on NPR and by EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College. She has also been featured in national and international publications including the New York Times. Yolanda Borrás is listed in Who’s Who of Outstanding American Women and Who’s Who in American Education.

In 1999, Yolanda founded I'm Bilingual! an innovative bilingual integrated arts program for young children in New York City, named by CBS as "Best Language Classes in NYC".  

 

In 2006, she released the CD ¡Caramba! Kids, which was distributed to more than two thousand preschoolers of the Dominican Republic and which was awarded a Silver Honor Award by Parents' Choice Awards in the United States of America. This CD has been relaunched under the title ¡Cantemos todos juntos! (Let's sing together!) with an acompanying pedagogical guide for teachers, printed in English and Spanish versions. In 2017 she published his first illustrated book for children, Los pajaritos which was awarded an International Latino Book Awards, three Dragonfly Book Awards and a Gold Award from Mom's Choice Awards. In 2018 she published the illustrated song book La finca which was awarded a Gold Award from Mom's Choice Awards.

Contact: yolanda@yolandaborras.com

AWARDS

2018 Mom's Choice Awards

         Gold Award

         La Finca

         Illustrated Songbook for Children 

2018 Mom's Choice Awards

         Gold Award 

         Los Pajaritos

         Illustrated Songbook for Children  

2018 Purple Dragonfly Awards 

         First Place - Arts/Music

         Honorable Mention - Best Illustrations

         Honorable Mention - Picture Books 5

         & Younger

         Los Pajaritos

         Illustrated Songbook for Children

2018 International Latino Book Awards

         Category: Best Educational Children's

         Book - Spanish

         Los Pajaritos

         Illustrated Songbook for Children 

2006 Parents' Choice Awards

         Silver Honor Award

         ¡Caramba! Kids!

         Spanish CD & Song Collection

         for Children

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