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Old 03-16-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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does anyone know if there is a real need for bilingual teachers?
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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does anyone know if there is a real need for bilingual teachers?

Sorry, really can't help you. I can tell you that there are a ton of bilingual (Spanish) folks here...so I wouldn't think that would be a tough position to fill. Now, another language, maybe.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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I responded to your post in the thread where you originally posted the question...
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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Every teacher I know has said they've been asked if their bilingual and it's a real bonus to working here, esp. in districts on the south and west side.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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I tend to agree that it may be useful, but like the previous reader, there are a lot more bilinguals-Spanish than ever before in this country. It would depend on your locale.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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It is a plus, but not a deal breaker. I work at a school that is primarily spanish speaking and I am not billingual. It is usually an additional aspect to the job.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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My Mom is a 1st grade bilingual teacher at a district in the South San Antonio I.S.D. and there are 2 of them teaching in the 1st grade at her school. As far as I hear, she basically just helps those primarily spanish speaking students how to better speak in english. Alot of those students parents are from Mexico and don't speak english very well at all. My Mom really enjoys it! There may be a little more difficulty teaching bilingual students because it's just one more obstacle in getting these students to learn. It's enough that they have to learn how to read, write and speak correctly but to have to do it while teaching another language in the process makes it double tough.

I'm sure there is a need in any city where spanish is basically the first language. If you have a problem with that... you are in the WRONG city...
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I'm sure there is a need in any city where spanish is basically the first language. If you have a problem with that... you are in the WRONG city...

That's the point. Why would there be such a need, if there are so many Spanish speakers (presumably a lot are teachers as well) in this city? There shouldn't be a need. We should be amply supplied.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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That's the point. Why would there be such a need, if there are so many Spanish speakers (presumably a lot are teachers as well) in this city? There shouldn't be a need. We should be amply supplied.
Point well taken. Didn't think of it that way
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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There is no need. Bilingual educations do not work. Watch this end up in the immigration forum.
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