In addition to speaking Spanish and English, students at Academia Semillas del Pueblo charter school in El Sereno take classes in Nahuatl. This Master’s Degree is aimed at international and Spanish university graduates from different academic backgrounds such as Pre-Primary and Primary Education, Engineering, and other graduates with an interest in bilingual teaching and in the CLIL approach.
California, Arizona and New Hampshire are the only other states in the nation to mandate English-only instruction, but when California voters go to the polls today to select the next president, they may also give schools more flexibility to open bilingual programs.
Collectively, a set of recent studies using experimental and quasi-experimental variation in exposure to bilingual education to estimate its causal impact suggests that while receiving some instruction in the native language might lower English-language skills initially, its impact on later English proficiency and achievement is not systematically better or worse than that of English-only approaches.
The Republic of Ireland has two official languages, Irish and English With the Irish language facing endangerment, as well as the presence of regions where Irish is still spoken as native (referred to as the Gaeltacht ), the Irish constitution protects and reserves the right for education to be established through the medium of either official language, and it thus is.
David Nieto, a former assistant director of the Massachusetts Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement and current executive director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Education, said the law blocks one of the most effective ways to help kids who speak other languages excel in school and is fundamentally unjust.