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Monolingual Schools and Classes (cont) 0 Teachers and Bilingual Support Assistants 3* In man}r mainstream schoois Where there are bilingual students,there is a frequent shortfall of teachers who are either trained to work with such children, or who come from the same imguage communities, or both of these. 3* One solution to a iack of suitable teachers has been to hire biiingual support assistants. 3* This creates a biiinguai resource that enables the student to learn in their home and stronger
language while the}r are acquiring English. 3* The asymnle‘tr}r of Power between a qualiﬁed monolingual teacher and a lower paid bilinguai assistant may also semi the wrong language status message to students. ...
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