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New Bilingual Education Focuses on Dual Mastery, Heritage

Research continues to suggest that dual language education does not restrict a learner’s ability to excel in English as a second language.

Teacher Silvia Corado works with students in her pre-kindergarten class as they learn syllables and word identification, part of the Summer Bilingual Academy at Wilson Elementary School in San Antonio.

Research continues to suggest that dual language education does not restrict a learner’s ability to excel in English as a second language. In New Mexico, programs that support native Spanish speakers’ connection to their native tongue also ensure they meet and exceed English academic standards, and attempt to strike a balance between the two. (Slate)

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