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Dual-language instruction can help children grow up to be bilingual. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

1 in 10 US students are English learners

Without the opportunity to learn in dual-language programs, children may lose out on growing up to be bilingual.
English language minority students can struggle to express themselves authentically in online courses if they are new to the conventions of Western discourse and written academic style. (Shutterstock)

Online learning punishes minority students, but video chats can help

The discourse and structure of online learning can exclude English language minority students. Techniques such as video chats, “safe houses” and content-focused grading can support their success.

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