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For us, bilingual education means that learners study typical school subjects – for example, maths or geography – through an additional language (such as English) and some subjects through their first language, or they may study the same subject through two languages. California alone enrolls 1.4 million limited-English children in its schools—one of every four students in the state. There are not enough newly certified bilingual teachers to replace all those who are retiring. Bilingual education offers great opportunities to both language-majority and language-minority populations.
Many schools have either bilingual or dual language immersion programs that were established while Prop. There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD.
The US has many limited English proficient students, and several rigorous evaluations of bilingual education exist for US programs, which …Read More