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ERIC Number: ED245552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Summer HILT Experience: ESL and SSL for Elementary School.
Garcia, Marilyn; Grady, Karen
A high intensity language training (HILT) summer program in English as a second language and Spanish as a second language offered to second through eighth grade students in the North Monterey County Unified School District (California) during the summers of 1982 and 1983 is described. The program funding, design, admission, development, and scheduling process is outlined. The schedule included an hour each day for each of these elements: vocabulary, culture, literature, and art. Practical suggestions for extending the limits of a pull-out program and activities that can be easily incorporated into a bilingual classroom are included. HILT student responses in followup interviews conducted 7 months after the 1983 summer program are also presented. A discussion of how a positive second language learning experience at the elementary level may provide intrinsic motivation to learn a second language, as well as nurture cross-cultural understanding between English- and Spanish-speaking students, is based on those student reactions. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Monterey County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (San Jose, CA, April 13-15, 1984).