bilingual bilingual  /baɪ ˈlɪŋɡ wəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who speaks two languages fluently
  2. (adj) using or knowing two languages

Usage(s):

  1. Supporters see bilingual ed as a vast improvement over the sink-or-swim school techniques that Americanized earlier immigrants.
  2. The bilingual program suffers from a lack of adequate teachers.
  3. Santa Barbara votes to scrap bilingual education, a decision that could be a bellwether for the nation.

News

  1. Burlington welcomes Quebecois visitors with bilingual parking meter stickers

    Linda Pervier, president of the Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region, attaches a bilingual informational sticker on a display-only parking meter Friday at a news conference at Burlington Town Center.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press

  2. Burlington parking signs go bilingual

    The Queen City's parking meters are going bilingual.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WCAX-TV Vermont

  3. Bilingual cops make a connection in NJ communities

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) - Englewood officers carry bilingual dictionaries in their patrol cars. Fairview police recently completed an eight-week Spanish course to learn basic terms. A Korean-speaking officer is stationed at the Fort Lee police front desk on a regular basis.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

Quotes

  1. "The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. ...... We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of...
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Newt Gingrich Source: Washington Post

  2. "Understand that my starting principle is, everybody should be bilingual or everybody should be trilingual," Obama said to cheers at a high school.
    on May 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "This bill grants amnesty to over 15 million illegal aliens," Tancredo said. "It will cost the American taxpayers trillions, bankrupt our Social Security system and speed the day that America becomes a bilingual nation. It does nothing to...
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: Forbes

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