• Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) is an educational approach where children can most easily acquire fluency in a second language by first acqiring fluency in their native language.
     
    The following chart displays the breakdown of instructional time in both languages.
     
    Instructional Time
     
    Grade Level
    Spanish
    English
    Daily English
    Kindergarten
    90%
    10%
    45 Minutes
    First Grade
    *50%
    *50%
    3.5 Hours
    Second Grade
    *10%
    *90%
    6 Hours

    *Percentage reflects what instuction will be at the END of the academic school year.

     

Last Modified on May 18, 2010