ERIC Number: ED139241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
English-Italian Bilingual Education: Tangipahoa Parish Bilingual Program.
This paper describes the English-Italian bilingual education program of the Tangipahoa Parish School System in Tangipahoa, Louisiana. The program reaches approximately seven hundred students from kindergarten through third grade, and the main objectives of the program are (1) refining the native language for children of non-English speaking backgrounds, (2) establishing a standard of English acceptable to the dominant group of the local community, (3) developing in pupils a mastery of the mechanical skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing for effective communication with clarity of meaning and precision of expression. In concurrence with the elementary school program, the Foreign Language Department at Southeastern Louisiana University offers courses in Italian studies to train the classroom teachers involved in the bilingual program, and night courses are offered for adults. It is anticipated that the result of this project will be the establishment of a permanent cultural, ethnic heritage and language studies program in the Tangipahoa Parish schools for students of Italian ancestry and others who may be interested. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, English, Italian, Italian Americans, Language Arts, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Program Descriptions, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (11th, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975)