ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS: THE CASE FOR BILINGUAL ACCOMODATION In recent years a heated debate has emerged over the subject of how English should be taught in American schools with large immigrant populations. For districts with large Hispanic populations the debate has been especially contentious as proponents of language immersion continue to successfully quell attempts to fully reinstitute bilingual instruction. For the purpose of working towards a position in the debate that best serves the English language learning needs of immigrant populations, the following discussion takes a closer look at both the history of the stated debate and research findings regarding language immersion and bilingual education. The basic...The end:
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