ERIC Number: ED203691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Teaching the Spanish-Speaking Child--A Practical Guide.
Crandall, Jo Ann; And Others
This guide deals with the subject in two parts: (1) background materials, and (2) classroom activities for teaching English to Spanish speakers. The first part discusses the general characteristics of the Spanish-speaking population in the United States, with particular attention to the diversity among them, some group profiles, and dialects and varieties of Spanish. The discussion then moves to questions teachers ask about the Spanish-speaking child, his or her language needs, and cultural differences. A third section addresses issues in contrastive linguistcs, language learning, pronunciation instruction, errors and why they occur, vocabulary learning, and the role of attitudes and motivation. The second part of the guide presents specific class activities for teaching sounds and pronunciation; stress rhythm, and intonation; morphology and syntax; and vocabulary. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Children, Class Activities, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes
Center for Appled Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.