Dr. Connie Casagranda Williams has devoted a lifetime of service to English language learners and their teachers, working to advance the success of English Language Learners (ELLs) both inside and outside the classroom.
She has spent most of her working life in the field of education—as a teacher, professor, bilingual director, author of educational materials, and educational consultant.
Explore this site to learn more about the dynamic resources Dr. Connie Williams offers English language learners and the community that supports them.
In addition, she is currently creating materials for second language learners of Spanish and Italian.
"To speak a second language is
Charlemagne, First emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
Author's favorite quote:
This has always been one of my most cherished quotes because our mission as educators is to add a second language to our student's existing linguistic repertoire, their mother tongue. This is the only way to insure that they are fulfilling the real mission of “education, a process of making you more than you were when you started". If you begin your schooling with a first language other than English, then, to fulfill the real definition of education, you must leave with a second language and further opportunities for a third language and more. There is no need to displace the first language with the second, just ask the first holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne who said: "to know another language is to have a second soul”.