Category Archives: Teaching
The childhood education program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio. This includes preparing you for classroom-based assessments and instruction methods such as linguistics and multicultural education for bilingual learners. Truly bilingual education”—which aims to help students become, and stay, fluent in multiple languages—was too often perceived as a luxury only privileged native English speakers could afford.
Parents who wanted bilingual classes for their kids beyond that had to sign a waiver each year. Furthermore, by sixth grade, the late-exit transitional bilingual education students were the only group catching up academically, in all content areas, to their English-speaking peers; the other two groups were falling further behind.
Young children being raised bilingual have to follow social cues to figure out which language to use with which person and in what …Read More
TESOL’s ESL in Bilingual Education Interest Section (BEIS) supports and promotes primary language literacy as fundamental to the acquisition of English as a second or foreign language. Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. In the dual language cohorts, there is an ESL teacher who coteaches with the bilingual teacher. But their study has larger potential implications, given the recent enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
On the other hand, in all four grades, students randomly assigned to bilingual education had significantly better performance on the tests measuring Spanish skills. But by approving Proposition 58, school districts can now offer regular dual-language programs.
A survey of vernacular education programming at the provincial level within Papua New Guinea. These programs should last through at least fifth grade and preferably through high school to produce the best outcome. In addition …Read More
Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English. More than 60 percent of the voters agreed with the change, and bilingual education was officially put to rest during the 2003/2004 academic year – except, as documented in a report prepared in 2010 for the state Office for Refugees and Immigrants, it wasn’t really.
Shin found that many respondents agree with the idea that the first language can be helpful in providing background knowledge, most agree that literacy transfers across languages, and most support the principles underlying continuing bilingual education (economic and cognitive advantages).
According to Anna-Stina Wardlaw, a former school principal in Pittsfield, Granville and Southampton, as well as a long-time ESL teacher, the school districts in the region accommodate both parents without much formal education who came from, say, Cambodia or Somalia, and foreign-born parents who are …Read More
Being able to speak multiple languages can be a blessing, and it can be a challenge when it comes to education. In Gadsden and other communities, the challenge moving forward will be to build bilingual programs that strike the right balance between acceptance and support—valuing non-English speakers while also recognizing that they might need extra help and resources.
Generally, it can be said that there is widespread acknowledgment of the need to improve English competence in the population, and bilingual approaches, where language is taught through subject content, are seen to be the most effective means of attaining this.
Opponents of bilingual education insist that English is the de facto official language of the United States and feel that English fluency is an issue of integration, while also pointing out that failing to ensure that students are comfortable using English as their primary language can result in the loss of …Read More
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