English as a Second Language
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This paper examines how immigrants and their children represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the United States population and how there is also a growing awareness of populations within the United States who have a first language other than English. This paper holds that English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) fulfill an important need for this large segment of the American population. It also discusses how federal and private funding should be allocated to ensure the continued existence of ESL programs.
From the Paper:"More recent immigrants like Radika from India are a continuing testament to the success of ESL programs. The seventh-grader now speaks five languages and has successfully transitioned into mainstream public schools and excels in math and science. Stefani, a middle-school student from Mexico, floundered in public school, hampered by unfamiliarity with English and parents who did not speak the language. After enrolling with an ESL program, however, her grades improved dramatically. She is also helping her parents and younger siblings learn the language (Rubinstein-Avila)."
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