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ERIC Number: ED016560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR MEXICAN AMERICANS.
SMITH, MARGUERITE
THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TO SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS IS A CHALLENGING AND COMPLEX TASK. IN ORDER TO PLAN AN ADEQUATE CURRICULUM, THERE MUST BE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL OBJECTIVES TO BE MET. FOUR FACTORS WILL INFLUENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OBJECTIVES--THE STUDENTS, THE TEACHERS, THE SCHOOL, AND THE COMMUNITY. EACH CONTRIBUTES VARIABLES WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IN TEACHING THE MEXICAN AMERICAN IS TO DEVELOP HIS ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH. AURAL-ORAL MASTERY IS LOGICALLY GAINED THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE LISTENING-SPEAKING-READING-WRITING SEQUENCE BE DEVELOPED ON VALID LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES. THE AUTHOR INCLUDES POEMS, GAMES, SONGS, AND STRUCTURED ORAL DRILLS FOR GRADE 1, AND INDICATES AREAS OF CURRICULAR IMPORTANCE FOR GRADES 2-8. OF LATE THERE HAS BEEN A MOVE TOWARD TEACHING SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS IN SPANISH WITH AN ATTENDANT EMPHASIS ON THEIR CULTURAL INHERITANCE. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS, AUSTIN, TEXAS, APRIL 25-26, 1968. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Identifiers: Southwest Council of Foreign Language Teachers