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Bilingual Education

Types of Bilingual Ed.

Types of Bilingual Ed.
Bilingual Ed. Issues
CPS Standards
Personal Stories

There are several types of Bilingual Programs:

Types of Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
Also called "early exit", TBE provides academic instruction in L1 while the student is learning L2. TBE usually lasts 2-3 years and then L1 instruction is discontinued.
Developmental Bilingual Education (DBE)
Also called "late exit" or "enrichment", DBE provides long-term academic and language arts instruction in L1 and L2 with the goal of bilingual proficiency.
Two-Way Immersion (TWI)
Language majority students and language minority students are taught both languages in the same class. The goal is not only bilingual proficiency for all students but also cross-cultural understanding.

For more information on terminology visit:

The Center for Research on Education,Diversity and Excellence (CREDE)