ERIC Number: ED110954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Monolinguals Teaching Bilinguals: Reading in ESL for Spanish Speakers.
Taschow, Horst G.
The purpose of this paper is to examine pertinent research concerned with teaching English as a second language (ESL) to speakers of Spanish, to analyze fundamental problems Spanish speakers may experience when taught to read and learn in the target language English, and to suggest practices for teachers of ESL to assist Spanish-English bilingual readers in their specific linguistic needs. Following a brief review of the literature on the teaching of English as a second language, fundamental language differences are discussed, and phonological aspects of consonants and vowels as Spanish speakers reading English words may pronounce and interpret them are examined. A lesson for the native speaker of Spanish is suggested in a step-by-step presentation. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (8th, Anaheim, California, March 20-22, 1975)