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What is bilingual education? 

Bilingual education means different things to different people and there are many different models and definitions. BIEN focuses on so-called bilingual immersion education, meaning that content (such as geography) is taught using the means of a foreign, minority or other additional language to teach a subject in school besides the official school language. Thus it is based on the idea that there are two languages of instruction for a whole class. 

Definitions for more general and more specific understandings of bilingual immersion education are offered via the links on the left.

Where can I find a school that offers bilingual immersion education?

BIEN maintains directories of schools.