Attractive Bilingualism In The Classroom

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1.3: Indicate whether each of the studies described below is a descriptive or experimental study, and what could be learned from these. An experimental study describes a situation in which a procedure — or experiment — is purposely introduced to a situation to determine the outcome (Nedha). Whereas a descriptive study describes a natural situation which is studied for observation without any interference (Nedha). If Instructors were to give three groups of children different types of computer training to determine which type of computer training is most effective in teaching word-processing skills it would be classified as an experimental study. This is because the instructor is introducing the type of training to the students for experimental purposes. This study would allow the instructor to determine which program is most effective however certain factors may influence the results. One factor that has the potential to influence results is how familiar students are with computer programs. A …show more content…
English language learners describe any student whose primary language is not English. The first thing teachers should do to help these students learn English is to never have a negative opinion on their heritage language. Encourage the students to continue their first language while learning English or any other language, this will prevent subtractive bilingualism. Though English is typically easier to understand the younger it is taught to individuals it is not impossible later on (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry. 177). Research also suggests that intense learning in students first language promotes learning in their second language (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry. 177). Teachers could do this by speaking to their student in their first language if possible, but if not they could assign readings in the student 's first language (Woolfolk, Winne, & Perry.

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