Bilingual Children obviously have an advantage when it comes to learning their first and second languages, but recent studies show that they actually have an advantage learning future languages as well. It’s not very foreign when more than one in 10 people in your country are doing it. Image: A furniture store that caters to Spanish speakers advertizes an American-style Valentine’s Day sale in Spanish on January 22, 2003 in Santa Ana, California. There are many dual language programs whose target language is an Asian language (Madarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese).
Politicians from the southern states were the most vociferous defenders of states’ rights in education and keeping the federal government out of the public schools. There has been much debate about whether two-way bilingual classrooms are beneficial for students with ELL needs.
California alone enrolls 1.4 million limited-English children in its schools—one of every four students in the state. The study found that in English classes there, the third language for the bilinguals and second language for the native Hebrew-only speakers, the bilingual Russian/Hebrew students outperformed the Hebrew-only students by a significant margin.
Furthermore, when tested in their native language, these bilingual education students typically score at or above grade level in all subject areas. For many parents, it is important that their children are proficient in their native language, as well as in English, therefore, they value bilingual education.
Bilingual Education: From Compensatory To Quality Schooling, by María Estela Brisk Edward M. Olivos Margaret A. Gibson Denise McKeon Read Online. For years, middle- and upper-class English-speaking families have clamored for more dual language programs where their students can learn both English and Spanish.