Using the Mother Tongue in School Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Using the Mother Tongue in School
An argument against the abolition of multi-lingual teaching.
# 133639 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (ESL) , Education (Multiculturalism)


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The paper argues that requiring that all teaching in American classrooms be done solely in English does not enhance the learning of English but can quickly destroy the student's ability to retain the use of another language. The paper contends that the result is pedagogically detrimental to the students, and is so disruptive to the student as to amount to a violation of the student's rights. This paper discusses various sources to support this contention, finding that the abolition of multi-lingual teaching has largely been the result of a single individual, Ron Unz.

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"Requiring that all teaching in American classrooms be done solely in English does not enhance the learning of English but can quickly destroy the student's ability to retain the use of another language. The result is pedagogically detrimental to the students, and is so disruptive to the student as to amount to a violation of the student's rights. In the United States today, there is a strong push to mandate the use of English in all classroom discussion. Under laws enacted fairly recently, schools are prohibited from teaching or allowing classroom discussions in language except English. The advocates of these laws and their underlying..."

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