LOS ANGELES — The students gathered around the tables at Cahuenga Elementary School in Koreatown and exchanged descriptions of their mothers in Korean. Teachers with a BES certification are in high need, as the proportion of bilingual students and English learners in Denver Public Schools (DPS) and across the region grows. Board of Trustees, Chicago Public Schools, Department of Language and Cultural Education.
Immersion Education: Teaches a second language by providing sheltered instruction in content areas to students with limited language proficiency. Highlights of our programs are our outstanding faculty who offer nurturing academic environments for learning through traditional, hybrid, and online course delivery.
What Proposition 58 will actually do, then, is make it easier for parents to enroll their children in bilingual education. Some authorities claim that a bilingual person must have native-like fluency in both languages (Bloomfield 1933). Bilingual education may help limited English proficient students keep up in other subjects while they learn English.
Florida: State law allows either bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for its 300,000 English Learners. When he saw how quickly the students learned English and school subjects taught in English, he became a vocal supporter of English language programs.
Requires a minimum of 15 hours of field work in a school with a bilingual program. To gain admission to the Bilingual Education program, the prospective student must achieve the prerequisite scores on proficiency tests in English and in Spanish. But many more teachers need to be prepared to do so. ESL and Bilingual-Bicultural Education is an exciting and rapidly growing field in need of many dedicated and well-prepared teachers.