Tag: bilingualeducation

Dual-language Programs Improve Reading Skills

According to a recent study, the first of its kind and scale, students enrolled in dual-language immersions programs, in which students are taught in both English and a second language, outperform their single-language peers by almost a full grade-level in terms of English reading skills. The study followed almost 30,000 students in Portland Public Schools, including those in dual-language immersion...

NYC Introduces Language Program Legislation

Council members have called on the Department of Education, "to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to foreign language courses offered in New York city public schools." This new legislation would require tracking of the number of students in dual-language and foreign-language programs including grade levels and detailed reports on instruction. Council member...

Miami Schools Pursuing Quality Bilingual Education

Since the Miami-Dade School district in Florida postponed a scheduled change in the methodology of teaching foreign languages, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has announced plans to launch a new graduate-certificate program for teachers and undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul. The original plan, which was critiqued by many as exclusionary and elitist, was to eliminate all traditional 30-minute-a-day Spanish classes and replace...

Dual-Language Programs On the Rise

According to the Department of Education, with the addition of 39 new and expanded programs this fall, New York City now has about 180 dual-language public school programs. In Utah, 9% of public school students are enrolled in such programs and in Oregon, 10% with more states, such as North Carolina and Delaware, planning to take part in the...

Middlebury’s Language Schools Turn 100

The Middlebury Language Schools celebrate their 100th anniversary this year and will be celebrating with academic and festive events from July 15-19 at both their Vermont and California campuses. The German School was the first of Middlebury's language consortium, and was founded in 1915, followed by the French and Spanish schools in 1916 and 1917, respectively. The program has...

Dual Language Programs Benefit ELLs

Parents of English languages learners (ELLs) often place their children in English language based classroom in hopes that they will pick up the language, but bilingual education may be the better decision. A recent study by the Houston Education Research Consortium found that students learning English as a second language are more successful when they are continually taught in...