Multilingual Education in North America
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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De Jong, E. J. 2012. Multilingual Education in North America. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
Bilingual and multilingual education is one form of schooling that has developed worldwide in response to the linguistic and cultural diversity that characterizes countries all over the world as a result of continuing migration, transmigration, and globalization. Simply defined, bilingual education is instruction that uses two languages as media of instruction. By extension, multilingual education programs are programs whose goals include proficiency in more than two languages. In the North American context, bilingual programs are more common than multilingual education programs.
- endangered languages;
- language policy;