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Dual Language program also referred to as Enriched Education program is a bilingual program where the minority and majority children work together to meet the language and academic needs in two languages The aim of this program is not only to add the second language to the one the children already know but to foster childrens academic growth in both languages Although the aim of dual language program is clear and set issues still arise I will be discussing two different issues the students equality and the financial support First in dual language program its aim is additive meaning children can add one or more foreign languages to their accumulating skills and profit immensely from the experience-cognitively socially educationally and even economically Lambert 1984 19 However opposite feature subtractive which is a situation where children are forced to put aside or subtract out their ethnic languages for a more necessary useful and prestigious national language Lambert 1984 19 can be seen In additive bilingualism the identity of the student is not lost whereas in subtractive situation teacher and facility lack in consideration This has become a problem in minority schools If teachers for example have negative preconceptions or low expectations towards the minority students this will provide negative influence to the students which leads to the loss of self-confidence and discourage towards academic achievement In order to advance dual language program the equality in value for language and culture of both minority and majority students are necessary Next dual language program requires administrative and financial support Compared to native language schools it could easily be assumed that the special language programs cost more since special material administrative support and qualified teachers are needed Here although the academic material may be costly the teachers are probably the most costly subject Effective and qualified teachers are difficult to find for the teachers must be non-native or bilingual and at the same time be able to teach If
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