Master Of Bilingual Education

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. Most states followed the lead of the federal government, enacting bilingual education laws of their own or at least decriminalizing the use of other languages in the classroom. However, in 2002, with the passage off the English Language Acquistion Act, or Title III (part of the No Child Left Behind Act), bilingual education became as state issue and lost all federal funding. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.

After the 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the United States, Louisianans used French extensively in government affairs and in social circles. Elsewhere, many localities provided bilingual instruction without state …