Migrant And Bilingual

Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program Models Used in Kennewick

Dual Language Program (Two-Way Immersion or Two-Way Bilingual Education)

Dual language programs, also known as two-way bilingual education and two-way immersion, provide integrated language and academic instruction for native English speakers achievement, first and second language proficiency, and cross-cultural understanding (Christan, 1994).

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Developmental Bilingual Education (DBE or One Way Dual)

Developemental Bilingual Education (DBE), also referred to as late-exit bilingual education (Ramierez, 1992), is an enrichment program that educates ELs using both English and their first language for academic instruction. DBE programs aim to promote high levels of academic achievement in all curricular areas and full academic language proficiency in the student’s first and second languages.

Sheltered Instruction (SI) or Content-Based English as a Second Language (ESL)

Sheltered Instruction is an approach used widely for teaching language and content to English learners, particularly as schools prepare students to achieve higher standards. In SI, academic subjects (e.g., science, social studies) are taught using English as the medium of instruction. SI is most often used in classes comprosed soley of EL, although is may be used in classes with both native English speakers and EL when necessitated by scheduling consideration or by small numbers of EL. In Washington State, this approach is most often associated with middle and high school ESL classes. EL at the elementary level, who receive push-in support from TBIP staff or limited pull-out support in the context of a basic education grade level classroom, would also fall under this model.

Summary of Instructional/Program Alternatives Chart

Services for Bilingual Students

Elementary Schools

Amistad - One Way Dual Languge K-5 (Spanish/English)
Canyon View - Paraeducator support
Cascade - Paraeducator support
Cottonwood - Paraeducator support
Eastgate - One Way Dual Language K-5 (Spanish/English)
Edison - Dual Language K-5 (Spanish/English)
Hawthorne - Dual Language K-5 (Spanish/English)
Lincoln - ESL Teacher, Paraeducator support
Ridge View - Paraeducator support
Sage Crest - Paraeducator support
Southgate - ESL Teacher Paraeducator support
Sunset View - Paraeducator support
Vista - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support
Washington - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support
Westgate - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support

Middle Schools

ChinookParaeducator support
Highlands - Dual Language (Spanish/English) 6-8, EL Teacher
Horse Heaven Hills - Paraeducator support
Park - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support

High Schools

Kennewick - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support
Southridge - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support
Kamiakin - EL Teacher, Paraeducator support

Program Contacts

Alyssa St. Hilaire
Bilingual Coordinator
(509) 222-6491
Angela Chavez-Lara
Spanish Translator/Interpreter
(509) 222-6467
Blanca Harvey
Dual Language Facilitator/Bilingual Literacy Coach
(509) 222-6899
Laurie Sarver
Secondary Bilingual Literacy Coach
(509) 222-2739
Crystal Ramos
Bilingual Literacy Coach
(509) 222-6921