When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City , you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to " qing ju shou ," you raise your hand.
LiveMocha raises $5MTechFlashLiveMocha Inc., which bills itself as the world's largest online language learning community, has raised $5 million, according to regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Teaching ELLs in a language other than their native one prevents the ELLs from connecting much of their prior knowledge with the new information they receive. It seems as if this practice ignores one of the most basic ...
The current pilot study compares the overall academic achievement in the area of language arts literacy among elementary bilingual students enrolled in either a Dual Language: Two-Way Immersion program or in an Early Exit, Transitional Bilingual program in a large urban public school district. By analyzing the results of curriculum based measures in the areas of word decoding and overall reading comprehension, this study shows that students who have been continuously enrolled in a Dual Language: Two-Way Immersion Bilingual Program reveal higher academic achievement than students enrolled in an Early Exit, Transitional Bilingual program, from kindergarten to third grade. The results of the present study appear to support previous research and previous similar studies on this topic.
In dual language education programs, students are taught literacy and academic content in English and a partner language. The goals of dual language are for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages, to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, and to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures.
123-Kids, an emerging children's mobile applications developer, is excited today to announce the launch of 123 Chinese onto the App Store. Compatible with all iPad devices, this vibrant language learning utility is geared towards young children but powerful enough to prove fun for the whole family! The developer's inaugural iOS release, 123 Chinese provides kids with a straightforward solution to begin learning how to read, write, and pronounce basic Chinese words.
Dual-language programs have won over parents by creating strong family connections and academic excellence. Von Renner Elementary in Newman will be the next area school to teach youngsters in Spanish and in English.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Technology role out for learning is still stalled by a number of factors in Africa including: Poor ICT policy implementation especially in the areas of Health and Education. These two areas are complimentary – will you ...
Children from low socioeconomic status which are raised bilingual have better cognitive skills than similar monolingual children, being more focused and better able to ignore distractions, all characteristic known to be crucial for the development of language, literacy and mathematics capabilities.
"In the United States, historically, the purpose of education has evolved according to the needs of society. Education's primary purpose has ranged from instructing youth in religious doctrine, to preparing them to live in a democracy, to assimilating immigrants into mainstream society, to preparing workers for the industrialized 20th century workplace. And now, as educators prepare young people for their futures in a world that is rapidly changing, what is the goal? To create adults who can compete in a global economy? To create lifelong learners? To create emotionally healthy adults who can engage in meaningful relationships?"
This article looks at this issue from a variety of viewpoints, and provides historical look from 1934 to 1991. An interesting read that may raise more questions than it anwer.
by Perez, Mariandrea Herrera, Ed.D., TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE, 2010, 161 pages; 3483013
The results obtained in this study back up those achieved for Marjorie L. Myers (2009); in both studies the statistical significance of the impact of the TWI program and the ESL program on the academic achievement in Reading and Mathematics by children with disabilities learning English as a second language were p > .05, in other words, the difference is not statistically significant.
Advisor: Torres, Roberto School: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE Source: DAI-A 73/01, p. , Jul 2012 Source Type: Ed.D. Subjects: Bilingual education; English as a Second Language; Special education Publication Number: 3483013
In his blog Juan of Words, Juan posed the question: "Is it becoming more acceptable, even more popular maybe, to raise bilingual children in this country?" According to the Hispanic marketing journals and books I've read, ...
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