Parent-Implemented Language And Literacy Intervention In The Second Language

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Many parents face difficulties teaching their children a second language in the same time of learning their native language. Parents who are not proficient in the second language, which is used in their children schools, believe that they cannot contribute in helping their children learning it. However, parent-implement and literacy intervention can help children learn both languages and that have been verified by few studies.
In her article, “Effectiveness of a Parent-Implemented Language and Literacy Intervention in the Home Language,” Elizabeth Ijalba(2015) attempts to discover whether parents’intervention assists in solving children language acquisition problems and how literacy home language is effective in acquiring second language. In this study a group of twenty-four mothers were divided randomly into two groups: an intervention group and a waiting-control group.The first group learned how to help their children learning and interacting in their first language (Spanish) by using activities and strategies. They learned these strategies in education meetings and the final evaluation meeting through 16 weeks course. Moreover, they were given books that explain the proper methods to implement literacy in Spanish. The second group kept their own routine without
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The author argues that the second language which schools use can be a barrier and obstacle to improve the literacy of the native language. In addition, the author refutes the traditional expectation that using the home language will make it difficult for parents who cannot speak the second language (English) to communicate and help their children in studying. The author successfully explains her opinion by mentioning how the study she conducted helped in improving both

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