Pajama Talk with Yoksi

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Tonight's topic Bilingual Education..

This topic is very important to me because growing up my mom refused to put me in a bilingual education program. She believed that if she put me in a bilingual education program I wouldn't learn english. Unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to learn Spanish the way I would've loved too.

*Dual two-way immersion Program

Is when the student is taught in both English and their native language. Two-way bilingual immersion programs are additive programs in that a second language is acquired while maintaining the first language of the students.
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What could've helped my mom change her mind about bilingual education.

Im almost certain if my mom knew about Cummins developmental interdependence hypothesis, she would've put my brothers and I in a bilingual education program. The theory suggest that the more developed the first language the easier it would be to develop the second language.

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