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Bilingual Education

Alexy Flores and Colleen Schmitt

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What is it?Most people mistake it for just knowing two languages, such as in high school when your required to take a language course

Bilingual education is the use of instruction in the classroom in two languages, the child’s native language and english.

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Did you know that in the state of Arizona

it is illegal for teachers to instruct their

class in Spanish?

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Arizona’s Prop 203 For English Language Learners

Was approved in the November 7, 2000 Election

English Language Learner (ELL) are children who do not know or speak our native language; English.

In Arizona, all classrooms in the public school system must be taught in English

Children who are classified as an English Language Learner must go through an Immersion program to learn english, normally only within a year and not more.

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Programs

Transitional Bilingual Education programs

Developmental Bilingual Education programs

Structured English Immersion (SEI)

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What makes a good Bilingual Ed program?

ESL instruction

Sheltered subject matter teaching

Instruction in their first language

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Statistics

In the 200-210 school year, 4.7 million students were classified as English Language learners

In 2011, there were 4.4 million students.

Hawaii has the most increase in Ell’s.

In Arizona, it has decreased 8.4 percentage points, but still is in the high percentage group.

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Looking As A Whole

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Teaching Bilingual Students

Allow students to speak their native language in the classroom

Treat Spanish-speaking and English-learning as a skill, not a deficit

Provide students with Bilingual and Spanish-only resources.

Read bilingual books

Incorporate language whenever possible.

Provide families with resources in Spanish

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Works Cited

Crawford, James. “Bilingual Education — Arizona and California.” Language Policy Web Site. 2000. Web. 28 Feb. 2012.<http://www.languagepolicy.net/archives/203-227.htm>.

Ramirez, Roberto R. and G. Patricia de la Cruz. “Current Population Reports.” The Hispanic Population in the United States: March 2002. (June 2003): Pg. 1-7. 5 Mar. 2012.<http://www.census.gov.prod/2003pubs/p20-545.pdf>.

Reyes III, Reynaldo. ““Cheating” As Good Pedagogy: Bilingual Teachers Defying English-Only To Foster Student Achievement.” Multicultural Perspectives 10.4 (2008): 209-213.Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Feb. 2012.

Wright, Wayne E., Daniel Choi, and Education Policy Research Unit Arizona State University. “Voices From The Classroom: A Statewide Survey Of Experienced Third-Grade English Language Learner Teachers On The Impact Of Language And High Stakes Testing Policies In Arizona. Executive Summary.” Education Policy Research Unit (2005): ERIC. Web. 29 Feb.2012.