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ERIC Number: ED116463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Spanish as a Second Language for Children.
California Univ., Santa Cruz.
If children in a bilingual education program are to be equally competent in Spanish and English, there is a clear need for teaching Spanish. This can be done indirectly, by presenting curriculum material such as math, science and art bilingually or in Spanish, by telling stories in Spanish, and by using Spanish for various classroom and playground activities. The indirect method should be supplemented by a direct one, with Spanish language lessons. The present curriculum presents a set of 75 lessons designed to provide three years' work in Spanish as a second language and to be started in kindergarten or in the first grade. A language pattern for each lesson is provided and the outline for each lesson consists of the language patterns to be covered, materials needed, and teaching procedures. Various kinds of oral exercises are described, including repetition drills, substitution drills, chain drills and dialogue drills, along with suggestions for carrying them out. Record sheets are designed to record the evaluation of a child's performance, and review lessons are incorporated in the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to include the participation of bilingual students and monolingual Spanish speakers. Reading and writing activities are included more frequently as the curriculum progresses. (CLK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Cruz.
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