ESL-223N-0501 - Recently Sheltered English Instruction also known as Structured English Immersion(SEI has replaced bilingual education in a few states

ESL-223N-0501 - Recently Sheltered English Instruction also...

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Recently, Sheltered English Instruction, also known as Structured English Immersion (SEI), has replaced bilingual education in a few states. Arizona is one of those states. Looking at the SEI model and bilingual education model, compare and contrast these two methods, citing advantages and disadvantages of each. As a future educator, which model would you prefer to see implemented and why? Structured English Immersion (SEI) and Bilingual Education are both designed to help students learn two different languages. SEI teaches students english speaking students, english at a very quick pace. The bilingual education model uses two languages to give out directions or lessons. The article states that SEL is not really helpful for adults, but seems to have a positive impact on younger kids. Bilingual education requires the teachers and staff involved to be able to teach both languages. Some schools or districts simply do not have the manpower of qualified employees to fill these roles. Honestly, I actually do not have a preference. I would be open to both, for me I think everyone is different and it
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  • Winter '16
  • Alison Pattison

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