Daily Archives: May 8, 2018
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in coordination with the Department of Languages and Literatures, offers a minor in both English as a second language (ESL) and Bilingual Education (BE). These are important in that the main goal of limited English proficient programs is to help limited English proficient students to close the achievement gap. The old law required parents to sign waivers to enroll their children in bilingual or dual immersion programs; the new law does not.
Trapping students in the echo-chamber of their own language and denying them the true opportunity to become bilingual is morally repugnant to me. For Brussels , which is an officially bilingual French-Dutch area, schools use either Dutch or French as medium.
Historical data for the years 1995 through 2008 reveal that LEP pupils in Texas have historically been concentrated at the lower elementary grades, with LEP counts and percentages decreasing notably after …Read More