Discrimination in the classroom
Submitted by Paul Rogers on March 21, 2018 - 9:43am
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Recently I have learned that bilingual websites are not allowed in some adult ESL classes for use in the computer labs. I am sure that part of the argument is that English Only must be used, as policy, despite the fact that nearly everyone admits that a bilingual approach is very beneficial for beginning students. At the very least a list of bilingual sites should be made available to the students.
In these discussion groups I have advocated for the inclusion of a bilingual approach so as to increase student enrollment and to reduce the drop-out rate. I look at it as a "coveyor belt', and know from my own experience that it is very successful.