Daily Archives: April 16, 2017
This is a bilingual certification that is experienced primarily in Spanish. In order for students to obtain the bilingual certification, they have to pass a State language proficiency exam. Qualifying students can not participate in a bilingual education program with less than thirty months to graduation (students arriving at or after grade 10).
And one concrete improvement has already occurred: the New York City Board of Education announced an end in 1996 to the automatic testing for English-language skills that children with Spanish surnames had undergone when they started school. We need teacher policy in this state and in this country that focuses on those young people that have this growing asset and really makes it attractive for them to become bilingual teachers.
Under the new law, students can learn English through multiple programs outside of English immersion classes. The assumption that a bilingual person is more proficient in one …Read More