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  • Language Immersion In Education

    Language immersion is a method of teaching language, usually a second language, in which the target language is used as both the content of the curriculum and the medium of instruction. According to Baker (2006; cited by: Pacific Policy Research Center, 2010), there are three major levels of language immersion education divided according to age: • early immersion, from age 5 or 6, • middle immersion, from age 9 or 10, and • late immersion, from ages 11 and 14. In programs that make use of immersion language education, learners may enter and commence studies at different ages and different levels. Research (cited by: Pacific Policy Research Center, 2010) shows that early immersion in a second language yields better results than late…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Proposition 227

    In fact, it is much easier to obtain a waiver if you are a fluent English speaker looking to learn a second language. In this light, we can see that this proposition is actually an act of discrimination against immigrants. Parental waivers are not good enough. We need to give all children the chance to receive bilingual education regardless of their fluency in English, regardless of if their parents sign a…

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  • Annotated Bibliography On Immersion Education

    APA citation for article #1: Swain, M., & Lapkin, S. (2005). The evolving sociopolitical context of immersion education in Canada: Some implications for program development1. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 15(2), 169-186. Summary of article #1: The authors addressed eight major features of immersion by Swain and Johnson. They checked how the eight core features of immersion changed because of the realities. The authors pointed out that 3 core features…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Disappearing Native Languages

    Disappearing Native Languages The Native community also faces the problem of their languages nearing extinction. Researchers have predicted that all 150 remaining Native American languages will go extinct within 50 to 100 years (Krauss pp.12). However, it is not too late to counteract this prediction. The United States is the “motherland” for these languages, so if they disappear from the United States they are gone forever. When a language disappears, it takes an unsalvageable chunk of the…

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  • Foreign Language Education Is A Waste Of Second Language Essay

    foreign language requirements are worthwhile. His analyses of the General Social Survey, in 'The Numbers Speak: Foreign Language Requirements Are a Waste of Time and Money ', are unflattering. Though he does not deny that there is a significant benefit for some, he finds foreign language education standards something of a novelty as less than one percent of students who receive foreign language instruction go on to become fluent. His reason given is that 'Lots of stuff that sounds good isn 't…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Language Gap

    The Language Gap Learning a language is like finding your perfect pair of glasses; the world becomes infinitely clearer, and you are exposed to many paths that would have otherwise escaped your view. In the United States, language learning is seemingly an unnecessary part of most people’s high school education. Other countries, such as those in Europe, value languages much more than this country does. Learning languages would help improve both American general education and encourage higher…

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  • Teaching For Transfer Essay

    literature concerning the “two solitudes” assumption in regards to the mediums of instruction dominant in second language teaching and bilingual education programs. He argues that this assumption has minimal research basis. The “two solitudes” assumption is rooted in the direct method, which imitated the way children learn their first language by using the target language as the medium of instruction and avoiding translation. The works of Cook (2001) and Turnbull (2001) are presented as…

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  • Visual And Auditory Language

    Introduction When considering language and the role it has in the life of a child a holistic approach is needed. All children acquire a unique understanding and system of language, that is formed through environmental and social influences, as they grow. Auditory language is the primary influence on language development in children. Through exposure to auditory language, a child begins to form the ability to communicate. Visual language aids in the acquisition of rules that help to shape…

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  • Proposition 227: Dominant Language Ideology

    Proposition 227, three language ideologies, dominant language ideology, monoglot language ideology, and standard language ideology are present. Dominant language ideology corresponds to the idea that certain sets of presuppositions about a language might be specific to that certain language from others and are to be above the other languages, mainly used by the people of power (Hauck, Lecture; 11/9/2017). For example, in Proposition 227 it states that, “The English language...is spoken by the…

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  • The Role Of Language And Culture In Language Teaching

    Language is one aspect of social culture. Language can only be used in social environments. Today, society continuously sets a new demand on the structure of knowledge, and learning a foreign language is no longer the fashion; it is a necessary demand of social development in the present time, and a kind of essential quality talented person should possess. Language and culture are related and interdependent. One’s ability to learn a language to a great extent depends on his/her level of…

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