MA, Bilingual Education

This November, voters will decide whether dual-immersion language programs deserve a new chance in the state’s schools. Since the mid-1990s bilingual approaches to schooling and higher education have become popular in parts of South-east Asia , especially in Thailand and Malaysia where different models have been applied, from L2 immersion (content taught in a non-native language) to parallel immersion, where core subjects are taught in both the mother-tongue and a second language (usually English).

In contrast to traditional English as a second language” bilingual programs, more progressive bilingual programs, which the state emphasizes in its reformed curricular guidelines , have grown as a resource to build the language and cultural competency required for a globalizing society.

Although the outcomes were not significantly different for the three groups at the end of grade three, by the sixth grade late-exit transitional bilingual education students were performing higher on mathematics, English language, and …

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 …