What are the pros and cons of English-immersion learning and bilingual learning?

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LISTEN: State Senate Scraps English-Immersion Learning

July 27, 2017

The State Senate has passed a measure that would reverse how students who don't speak English as a first language are taught.
 
English-immersion learning became the law of the land in Massachusetts 15 years ago. That's when voters passed a ballot measure mandating all public school students be taught in English, whether it's their native language or not. The law effectively banned bi-lingual education. 
 
WGBH News Education Reporter Bianca Vazquez Toness spoke with WGBH's All Things Considered host Barbara Howard about the pros and cons of English-immersion learning and bilingual learning.
 

 


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