Language in Education
Discussion Topic Chapter 8 discusses bilingualism and its place within the education system. Much research has been done on how students are affected by learning in an environment where the language that is spoken and taught is their secondary language. For many students in the United States, they spend much of their day at school communicating in a language that is different than the primary language spoken in their home. Review this unit’s required readings on bilingualism. Read this article discussing bilingual and two-way bilingual education: http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/07/12/embracing-bilingualism-in-the-classroom-what-role.html (Links to an external site.) . Discuss any personal experiences you have with learning in either a bilingual or foreign language environment (not your birth language). If you do not have any personal experiences to share, reflect on how you would have enjoyed or been challenged learning in a two-way bilingual education environment.