Bilingual Education in the United States : A Closer Look at El Sol Elementary Dual-Language Program
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The purpose of this research is to study El Sol’s dual language immersion program and the relationships between students, parents, and teachers. This paper is split in three main parts. First, the introduction in which discusses bilingual programs in general and the importance that they have on Latino communities. The second part, is the methods section which lays out all the important parts to carry out the intended research project. The third part of this paper is the discussion of obstacles in terms of acquisition of language and other things to keep in mind when talking about bilingualism. In order to put this research together, the author adapted surveys from other resources that have carried out research investigation around bilingualism. The author concludes with an exploration of the theme of motivation and success within the El Sol’s dual language program. For students to be successful in the program, there must be some motivation in the classroom and outside of the classroom to achieve this goal. Through this investigation the author looks at why it is important to invest in bilingual programs and what other educators have done to provide their students with a high-quality program and education.