Teaching English in the United States: Looking Back and Moving Forward towards a Brighter Future

Tammy Oberg De La Garza, Erin Mackinney

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This article provides a historical overview of English language instruction in the United States as well as a spectrum of the current models used in schools. From subtractive methods to additive approaches, the benefits of each are explored. This work highlights the rapidly expanding movement towards Dual Language instruction for English language learners, and the advantages it brings to students, schools and the community. The authors examine future considerations for Dual Language programming and the escalating need for these qualified and specialized educators.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/selt.v6n2p86

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