Bilingual Program

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Bilingual Program

Hayt currently has two bilingual programs, They are Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and the Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI).

The Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) is used when a school has many students (20 students minimum in a grade) who speak a single language. The teacher’s objective is to use the students’ native language to transition them to English. Hayt currently uses this program to serve our students who speak Spanish.

The Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) is used for students who languages other than English or Spanish with less than 20 students in a single grade. The teacher teaches in English using a variety of visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic strategies. This program is also known as English as a Second Language. The objective is to teach our non native English language students English and to support their academics from the general education program. Hayt currently has students who speak over 30 languages; these languages include Spanish, Urdu, Bosnian, Vietnamese and Somalian.

Hayt also teaches German as a World Language. None of our students are native German speakers, which offers all of our students another language to learn. German companies are very profitable. If students choose to continue to learn German beyond Hayt School, this skill may set them apart from other candidates in the job market.