Transitional Bilingual Education

Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)

Full-time Spanish-English Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) is offered at the Champaign Early Childhood Center in a self-contained classroom where all EL students share the same home language: Spanish. EL students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. 

The part-time TBE programs are similar to ESL with regard to student groupings, pull-out and push-in instructional models, and learning objectives. The TBE teachers also use a non-English language and English in instruction in order to more effectively support EL students’ transition from their first language to English. Schools that offer part-time TBE are:

  • Garden Hills Elementary School (French and Spanish)
  • Stratton Elementary School (French, Korean, and Spanish)
  • Westview Elementary School (Spanish and Vietnamese)
  • Edison Middle School (French and Spanish)
  • Central High School (Spanish)