ELL 240 Select at least four bilingual programs and describe the types of student that would benefit most from each type of bilingual program.
I have chosen to discuss the programs that are used in my place of work.
Two-way bilingual programs: This is when a set of students come from the same language background come together in the same classroom with language majority (English-speaking) students. Syrja (2011) states that “Instruction takes place in both English and a second language.(p.232)
Sheltered English or content-based programs: This type of program places non native English speaking students from different language environments together in classes where teachers use English as the medium for providing content area instruction, adapting their language to the proficiency level of the students. When we must breakdown our English we use gestures and visual aids to help students understand. ((Rennie 1993).