Bilingual education is one of the most widely used and effective ways to help students succeed in their second language learning, but it has come under fire in recent years as it is often taught to students in a foreign language, including in the United States.
Many parents and teachers worry that the courses may encourage children to forget or avoid their own native language, leading to lower academic performance and a reduction in the number of teachers who speak English to their children.
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Department of Education says the Bilingual Education Partnership (BEP) is the largest multilingual program in the country, and it provides more than 10,000 teachers with English- and Spanish-language instruction.
“Bilingual education has proven to be a great way to enhance language skills and learning in the classroom, but this has also been a big problem for some students,” said Janice Vetter, who has two English-language learners and is the executive director of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Schools.
“They don’t want to learn what they already know.”
BEP has been a focus of the federal government since 2010.
The program is currently accredited by the Council on International Bilingualism and is funded by a grant from the Department of Agriculture.
Its mandate is to help parents and educators develop bilingual education in children from disadvantaged backgrounds through the provision of English- or Spanish-speaking staff and resources.
It is aimed at improving bilingual teaching in elementary and secondary school and at improving the ability of the children to read, write and speak English.
Parents can apply for the program and receive funding through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which was established in 2009.
The federal program, which covers about $7.3 billion in forgivable loans, has been funded by the federal Department of Labor, the U-S.
Treasury and the Department to support education programs that support the English language.
Vetter said that when it comes to children from low-income families, many parents are worried that they are not being supported enough to meet the costs of the program.
The BEP provides a small stipend to teachers who have to teach English at the school or home level, with the rest going toward supplemental income.
Vener said that many parents have been worried that the money is not going to be enough to cover the cost of the classes.
“We have been very fortunate that the BEP is not subsidized through federal taxpayers, and that the amount is so low that we have no problem getting funding through federal grants and private foundations,” she said.
But many parents and school administrators worry that a lack of funding and a lack the ability to fund the program through private donations will lead to students skipping out on the courses, which could reduce the number and quality of English language instruction in the classrooms.
The government has spent more than $5.4 billion on English-as-a-second-language (ESAs) programs since 2009.
That includes $2.4 million in 2018, a 10 per cent increase from the previous year.
Vizer said she does not think the funding is adequate to provide the BETA students with the necessary English language learning.
“The BETA programs have not been successful in improving language learning and they do not work when it is done at the expense of other areas,” she wrote in an email.
In fact, there are other reasons why students may skip out on learning English as an alternative to learning another language.
In 2017, the Education Department released a report that found that, of the students who received English language courses in 2018-19, 42 per cent of the time they were not able to read or write English at home.
Some parents also said that they would rather have their children learn English instead of learning a foreign one.
“I do not think that they should be forced to learn a foreign tongue,” said Joanne Jones, who is a parent of a second- and third-language learner.
“If they have a preference for another language, they can learn it.”
However, Vener says that the BEP is designed to be accessible and affordable.
The organization says it is open to offering financial assistance to parents to help pay for the Beta course if their child is eligible.
If parents want to pursue this option, they must apply for a loan through the program or through the Department’s public assistance programs.
The Education Department has also issued guidance that states that it is not appropriate for teachers who are paid by the school to teach the BEA classes.
Veder said that the issue is important because students who are bilingual may have difficulties communicating in English.
“You can see a child who has a different language, and they may not be able to express themselves or express themselves with the same level of competence that they did in the past,” she explained.
Viter says that she has received many calls from parents who say they were disappointed with the lack of resources the program provides for English language learners