Bilingual education involves teaching academic content in two languages, in a native and secondary language with varying amounts of each language used in accordance with the program model.
Eligibility: Some of the common bilingual programs used by schools include English as a Second Language (ESL). The main focus of ESL classes is to teach the students English language. The classes may include students of other languages, all receiving intensive instructions. The medium of instruction is English, with no use being made of students' native language.
Job Prospects: As the number of immigrants to United States keeps on growing, demand of bilingual teachers is also growing in the same fashion. Bilingual teachers are required to help students whose native language is not English to make them proficient in English language.
Once they are confident and are fairly proficient in the other language(English), they can continue their education with their English speaking peers. Bilingual teachers are also called TESOL teachers, which means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.