ERIC Number: ED203651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English to the Bilingual Child in the Classroom.
The paper provides classroom teachers with practical suggestions for teaching English to the bilingual child (defined for purposes of this document as children whose native language is not English and who have only limited abilities in utilizing English). Teaching strategies are discussed under three major subheadings: (1) cognitive domain, (2) affective domain, and (3) media or instructional data. Some suggestions for classroom activities for auditory training, vocabulary development, grammar, and expressive skills training are included in the discussion on developing the bilingual child's cognitive abilities. Teachers' professional competencies and personal qualities are emphasized as one of the most important factors for successful teaching of English to the bilingual child along with the consideration of the motivational factors. Techniques for improving the child's self concept are also offered, as well as a brief review of the use of instructional media and materials for teaching the bilingual child. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session Th-8).