Bilingual Education

What is Bilingual Education?

There are two Bilingual Programs offered in our district:

Late-Exit Bilingual Programs or Developmental Bilingual Programs:

Early-Exit Bilingual Programs or Transitional Bilingual Programs:

What are the goals of the bilingual program?

What is the Bilingual Rationale?

“When schools provide children quality education in their primary language, they give them two things: knowledge and literacy. The knowledge that children get through their first language helps make the English they hear and read more comprehensible. Literacy developed in the primary language transfers to the second language. The reason is simple: Because we learn to read by reading, that is, by making sense of what is on the page, it is easier to learn to read in a language we understand. Once we can read in one language, we can read in general” (Smith, 1994 as cited by NABE online, 2005).

Advantages of Bilingual Education Programs:

Benchmarks and Literacy Plan:

How do I apply for a bilingual program?

If you are interested in attending any of the schools in our district that offer a Bilingual Program please contact the schools directly. The schools are listed below:

Type of Program School Grade Levels Offered
Developmental Mountain View Elementary School
1380 South Navajo
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801.974.8315
Fax: 801.974.8332
Contact: Dr. James Martin
Transitional Parkview Elementary School
970 South Emery Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801.974.8304
Fax: 801.974.8329
Contact: Jane Larson

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