Critical Components of Effective Bilingual Programs

More great stuff from our friends at Multilingual Mania. This time, five key components to a successful bilingual program:

Effective bilingual programs have:

  1. administrators and site instructional personnel who are knowledgeable and supportive of the goals and design of the bilingual program,
  2. highly qualified bilingual teachers,
  3. a clearly articulated program model design that is faithfully implemented at each grade level,
  4. multiple opportunities for parent involvement,  education, and support with an emphasis on topics pertinent to the bilingual program, and
  5. programs that utilize separation of languages and monolingual lesson delivery, to the best extent possible.

Ask questions. Get involved. Be patient. Be persistent.


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