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Bilingual, ESL & World Languages


Bridgeport Public Schools offers Transitional Bilingual Education classrooms at the following schools:

  • Barnum, Cesar Batalla, Columbus, Johnson, Multicultural Magnet, Harding High, Luis Munoz Marin, and Roosevelt.

Additionally, we offer a (TBE) Native Language Support service model at the following schools: 

Beardsley, Black Rock, Bryant, Curiale, Dunbar, Madison, Winthrop 

We offer a pull-out and/or push-in ESL service model as well as an ESL Tutor service model at the majority of our schools.

Our dual language program "Unidos" is available at one school: Cesar Batalla in grades K-5.

Our World Languages Department provides a variety of options for students to explore and become proficient in another language. Spanish courses are available across all of our high schools at different levels, from Spanish Levels 1- 5, Advanced Placement and UCONN Early College Experience, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, French Levels 1-4, Mandarin Chinese Levels 1-3, and Portuguese Levels.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS:

*TBE- Transitional Bilingual Education https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/English-Learners/Bilingual_Prog_Req_and_Best_practices.pdf

*ESL- English as a Second Language https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Board/esl.pdf

*World Language - CT H.S. Graduation Requirement is 1 credit https://www.cga.ct.gov/2022/rpt/pdf/2022-R-0145.pdf  

*EL/ML- English Learner or Multilingual Learner

*Seal of Biliteracy- https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Seal-of-Biliteracy/Seal-of-Biliteracy