Students who build a solid academic foundation in their native language transition to academic English with greater ease.
Students may also find it easier to participate in the program because the TBE classroom may be less threatening because they are collaborating with teachers and students who are able to understand their native language.
TBE classrooms are also reflecting a heightened increase in parental involvement. The parents may also find it easier to communicate with the teacher and are able to support their child academically.
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