Bilingual Two-Way Immersion Programs Benefit Academic Achievement

Viorica Marian*, Anthony Shook, Scott R. Schroeder

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Abstract

The effects of bilingual education on reading and math achievement were examined by comparing test scores across different elementary school programs. Results revealed that bilingual Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs benefited both minority-language and majority-language students. Minority-language students in TWI programs outperformed their peers in Transitional Programs of Instruction, while majority-language students in Two-Way Immersion outperformed their peers in Mainstream monolingual classrooms. Bilingual Two-Way Immersion programs may enhance reading and math skills in both minority-language and majority-language elementary school children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-186
Number of pages20
JournalBilingual Research Journal
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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