bilingual education


: education in an English-language school system in which students with little fluency in English are taught in both their native language and English

Examples of bilingual education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local residencies are offering pathways in areas like special education and bilingual education that are especially difficult to staff. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2024 Horne, a Republican, is a staunch opponent of bilingual education. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2024 Programs include: bilingual education, language immersion, Montessori education, arts and technology. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 2 Feb. 2024 The right for students to participate in a bilingual education program provided by the local or regional board of education. Jessika Harkay, Hartford Courant, 4 Jan. 2024 However, bilingual education offers not just cognitive benefits, but also cultural support. Teresa Kim, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Every year’s delay means a new class of kindergartners misses out on bilingual education, starting off their elementary school careers on a monolingual track. Tara García Mathewson,, 31 May 2023 The law essentially banned bilingual education for English learners. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2023 And with bicultural and bilingual education from staff that reflected the students and encouraged them, performance at the high school improved as well: 170 students who had dropped out returned to school and more students were graduating than before. Natalie Arroyo Camacho,, 8 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bilingual education was in 1900

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“Bilingual education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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