DEVELOPMENTAL

Also called Maintenance Bilingual/Biliteracy

Description & Goals
  • Academic study and literacy development in both home language and English
  • Target Students
  • English Learners in grades K-12
  • Instructional Setting
  • Whole school day program in elementary grades
  • Continues as a course in secondary
  • Academic curriculum is taught initially through home language plus ELD, with increasing academic instruction in English until students develop literacy in both languages.
  • Academic study in both languages continues.
  • Teacher Requirements 
  • Bilingual Authorization/BCLAD/BCC
  • KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL
    QUALITY LANGUAGE LEARNING MODELS


    Regardless of the specific program model, the key characteristics summarized below should be reflected across all language learning options:

    • Integration of language and culture
    • Active engagement and meaningful interaction
    • Contrastive analysis to build linguistic and cultural diversity within an affirming climate
    • Standards-aligned curriculum and high quality instructional materials, as well as exposure to authentic language models and texts.
    • Valid and appropriate assessment
    • Age appropriate instruction differentiated and scaffolded for different levels of language proficiency
    • Systemic professional development and support for teachers
    • Use of technology integrated into teaching and learning