Transitional Native Language Instruction (Bilingual)
Schools designated TNLI
This program is for Spanish-speaking students. Students are instructed in Spanish and English. As students learn more English, the proportion of English instruction increases, leading to literacy in both languages. More than 30 years of research shows that this kind of program helps children master English more quickly and demonstrate increased proficiency over the long term than in programs where only English is spoken.
Teachers are fluent in Spanish and are specially trained to teach your child English. Instruction in TNLI schools is guided by research-based Language Allocation Guidelines, which determine the percentage of instruction time in each language.
To select this program, choose Option 1 on the Parent Permission Form.