English Second Language Research Proposal by Neatwriter

English Second Language
This paper is a research proposal to identify learning difficulties that students encounter when specifically learning literacy skills in the target language.
# 59889 | 8,310 words | 55 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2005 in Research Designs (General) , Education (Special)


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Description:

This paper includes an extensive literature review that suggests interaction is a critical component of language learning, and that for children to be successful, they must be presented with a classroom environment that encourages competency through interaction, such as in immersion. The author points out that a majority of studies suggest SLA (second language acquisition) results from an integrative approach to learning in which students are encouraged to use the target language in conjunction with the native language to boost comprehension and understanding. The paper relates that the research methodology will be an exploratory case study approach because it is the optimal method for identifying questions and selecting measurement constructs when significant uncertainty exists with regard to a programs operations, goals, and results.

Table of Content
Literature Review
Background
Learning a Language
Summary: Learning a Language
Learning Difficulties with Reading
Summary: Learning Difficulties with Reading
Language 1 and Language 2 Transfer
Second Language Acquisition Issues
Summary: SLA Acquisition Issues
Research Methodology
Illustrative Case Study
Exploratory Case Study
Critical Instance Case Study
Program Implementation Case Study
Program Effects Case Study
Research Design
Data Analysis
Assumptions
Limitations

From the Paper:

"Many studies exist that focus on learning English as a second language. The results of these studies indicate that learning a second language is challenging, and that a large population of students still struggle with language and literacy acquisition particularly in English. More than 2.8 million children enrolled in school in the United States are considered as having only limited English proficiency skills. Fifty percent of limited English students are enrolled in programs labeled "Transitional bilingual education" whose goals include literacy and content instruction in the native language with additional curriculum geared toward learning to speak and comprehend English. Formal instruction in English is achieved when students attain a certain level of competency in their native language literacy and when they have acquired adequate oral listening and comprehension skills in the English language."

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

English Second Language (2005, July 05) Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-proposal/english-second-language-59889/

MLA Format

"English Second Language" 05 July 2005. Web. 24 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-proposal/english-second-language-59889/>

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