ESOL Programs in the BCSD
There are several instructional models throughout the BCSD for our English Language Learners (ELLs). 
  • Freestanding English as New Language Instruction (ENL)
    • ENL is the most common method for ESOL instruction in BHES, BVES, PRES and WPES. Students receive English instruction with an ESOL teacher either in a pull-out model or in a co-taught setting in the mainstream classroom, or in a combination of those methods.
  • Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
    • TBE programs offer students of the same home language the opportunity to learn to speak, understand, read, and write in English while continuing to learn academic content in their home language. The students’ home language is used to help them progress academically in all content areas while they acquire English.
  • Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE)
    • Dual language refers to learning simultaneously in two different languages. At MKES, those languages are English and Spanish. It is considered a "two-way" model because native speakers of each language learn side-by-side so that both groups serve as language models at different times. The goal is to foster bi-literacy in all students.
Bedford currently educates children with different primary languages including but not limited to Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Ukrainian.

For more information regarding the ELL population in the District, please check this out: ELLs in the BCSD