Category Archives: bilingual education
Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at /gradapply The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). Some educators promote bilingual education as a way of maintaining one’s native language and culture.” That is not the responsibility of our public schools but of the family and community. What’s currently being proposed in California is to allow bilingual education, thus benefiting millions of Spanish speaking students who right now are taking English-only classes.
However, the federal government has been a strong supporter of establishing Canada as a bilingual country and has helped pioneer the French immersion programs in the public education systems throughout Canada. Linguistic barriers to learning in regular classrooms put these students at risk of poor education outcomes.
Interestingly, bilingual education is not a new development in the United States. Bilingual education remained …Read More
This November, voters will decide whether dual-immersion language programs deserve a new chance in the state’s schools. Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, the executive director of Californians Together, a group that favors the ballot measure, said the waiver required for parents to enroll their children in bilingual programs had had a chilling effect and that more parents would be inclined to have their children in bilingual programs if they were more widely available.
Under a new reformed school-funding formula , Prop 58 could encourage schools to invest in new bilingual programs based on proven methods, and crucially, to expand the bilingual teacher workforce, which withered after Proposition 227 Education authorities are meanwhile promoting bilingualism as a formal credential by issuing a seal of biliteracy” to students who pass a dual-language exam, a certification that 23 states have also adopted for their school systems.
Ellen Bialystok’s research, for example, shows that bilingual adults, as …Read More
Contact us to start your path to being successful, problem-solving and proactive in your career as an educator. The Bilingual Education Department serves the Lansing School District as the central location for services, outreach, and data regarding our bilingual students, families and staff. Students are offered an opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience working alongside teachers who are fully involved in providing quality bilingual education.
In fact, in 2007-08, 61 percent of all Texas LEP pupils were enrolled in grades PK-3. Education experts attribute part of the decline in bilingual teachers and classes to the troubled legacy of bilingual education in the state. But they may be in the best position to reinvent bilingual education precisely because they know the high stakes of failure, including both the crippling effects of not speaking English and the devastation of losing a linguistic heritage.
However, when respondents are simply asked whether or not …Read More
After 30 years of the bilingual experiment and billions of dollars spent, reliable research shows that these programs fail to teach students the English language and literacy they need for school success. Bob Measel, assistant director of the Massachusetts Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement, confirmed that the 2002 law’s exception for dual-language programs does not extend to programs exclusively serving English learners.
A recent study that randomly assigned limited English proficient kindergartners in six schools to bilingual education or structured English immersion finds no statistically significant differences in English skills by grade 4 as measured on standardized tests 4 In earlier grades, though, difference in English test scores between students in the two programs were larger and sometimes statistically significant.
Under the Local Control Funding Formula, the 2013 school law that provides a certain amount of money for each child, plus extra if that child has special …Read More
The state of Texas was an early pioneer in providing academic instruction to children using their native language while simultaneously developing proficiency in English. Another emerging issue is the potential competition for teaching and fiscal resources from local enrichment language programs that include non-LEP students and the mandated programs that are essential to ensuring that those students with the most need have access to all the resources needed to address civil rights based concerns.
As a result of that litigation, the state revised the mandate and required school systems to offer bilingual education programs in elementary grades, English as a second language (ESL) or bilingual programs at post-elementary grades through eighth grade, and ESL programs in high school.
Proposition 227, a ballot initiative mandating instruction only in English for students who did not speak English, and passed by 63 percent of the 30 percent of the people in California who …Read More