Teaching Bilingual English
A discussion on the challenges of teaching bilingual education which can also be phrased as the challenge of educating students with limited English proficiency.
# 7795 | 2,710 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Development Studies) , Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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The following paper examines the complex task of teaching grammar and syntax and instilling an appreciation for nuance and vocabulary choice to children from less educationally privileged areas. This paper examines the programs developed by three different states " Florida, Texas, and California " to help educate students with limited English proficiency, looking at both the technical aspects of each program and the larger educational philosophy espoused by each bilingual program.
From the Paper:"States with large immigrant populations such as Florida, Texas and California have traditionally made substantial efforts to teach non-English-fluent students English so that these students can succeed in the United States, where a knowledge of English is necessary for many professions. Because the task of teaching English to immigrants or first-generation Americans is a complex one both linguistically and culturally, most states structure their programs to take a number of years. California's recent attempts to trim the time required to attain full fluency in English to one year is problematic within this context and seems likely to continued to be challenged, either by continued reworkings of Proposition 187 or by entirely new pieces of legislation."
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