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Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Types

Full-Time Bilingual Program with ESL Support

Full-time program of instruction in all subjects that a child is required by law or rule to receive, administered in the native language of the limited English proficient student and also in English.

A bilingual program must be provided when there are 20 or more limited English proficient students in any one language classification enrolled within the school district.

Example:

School district with more than 200 Spanish-speaking students and more than 20 bilingual–certified teachers offers a self-contained program for grades K-8 and departmentalized program for grades 9-12.

The use of native language for instruction is influenced by the English language proficiency in English and academic level of student in their native language.