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bilingual

bahy lingg wuhl

  • n  a person who speaks two languages fluently
  • s  using or knowing two languages
    bilingual education

  • Supporters see bilingual ed as a vast improvement over the sink-or-swim school techniques that Americanized earlier immigrants.
  • Says Rudolph Troike, director of the office of multicultural bilingual education at the University of Illinois: "The payoff of bilingual education doesn't show up until the fifth .
  • The bilingual program suffers from a lack of adequate teachers.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - The Burlington Free Press
  • Burlington parking signs go bilingual
    The Queen City's parking meters are going bilingual.
    June 17, 2013 - WCAX-TV Vermont
  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - New Jersey Herald
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in San Francisco Chronicle
    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... Newt Gingrich http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFY3BHB7RzAvr5-MfSmPgtvN4t5Rg Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/31/AR2007033100717.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFctC9l1aXZYsA2oa27F2-zyR2_ww Mar 31, 2007 10005 13890 bilingual Understand that my starting principle is, everybody should be bilingual or everybody should be trilingual," Obama said to cheers at a high school.
  • Tom Tancredo in Forbes
    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...

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