<b> Forum for the discussion of all aspects of bilingual education </b>
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I am all for giving ELL students instruction in their native language. I believe that this does promote their academic acheivement in school. What are your thoughts about this and what are you for?
EO for adults with limited language proficiency, when they are seeking to enter the workforce rapidly, has some merits. While reading the posts on this website, I can understand the arguments for BE, especially for children; however, for adults the EO method that specifically targets the skills in the workforce that the adult is seeking to learn.
I agree that Bilingual Education can be an important feature of English language education. I am especially in favor of BE as a way to boost L1 proficiency/literacy, which is necessary to possess before going on to learn an L2. This is especially true when in comes to literacy skills. If people must learn to read, they will have an easier time learning in their L1. Then you establish literacy, phasing English in as the student makes progress.