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Fostering Second Language Development in Young Children. [microform]
Bib ID 5586650
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest.

Summary

This digest presents eight principles drawn from theory and research on second language acquisition and culturally sensitive instruction to guide teachers who work with linguistically and culturally diverse students. Each principle is accompanied by a brief explanation and suggestions for classroom techniques and activities. They are: (1) bilingualism is an asset and should be fostered; (2) there is an ebb and flow to children's bilingualism, and it is rare for both languages to be perfectly balanced; (3) there are culturally different patterns in language use; (4) for some bilingual children, code-switching is a normal language phenomenon; (5) children come to learn languages in many different ways; (6) language is used to communicate meaning; (7) language flourishes best in a language-rich environment; and (8) children should be encouraged to experiment with language. A brief bibliography is provided. (MSE)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RR93002010.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bilingualism.  |  Classroom Techniques.  |  Code Switching (Language)  |  Cultural Awareness.  |  Cultural Differences.  |  Cultural Traits.  |  Educational Environment.  |  Language Dominance.  |  Language Processing.  |  Language Research.  |  Language Role.  |  Learning Processes.  |  Linguistic Theory.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Second Languages.  |  Young Children.  |  ERIC Digests
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
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