ERIC Number: ED234933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-5
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Bilingual Teaching in Content Areas: Navajo/English.
Carrillo, F. M.; Carrillo, Ida S.
A Navajo/English bilingual program uses the student's knowledge of his first language, offers the opportunity to speak in two languages, and helps the student move from the home experience to the school experience. It gives instruction in content materials to all students either in English or in Navajo and direct language instruction in both languages. The skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized throughout the program. Students with little communication experience are given an aural-oral language program, and students with some reading and writing skills in their first language are given exercises to enhance second language learning. Vocabulary is presented through the structures of both languages and is taught in other areas of the curriculum. The effective bilingual program involves parents, teachers, and students and uses local bilingual resources. It emphasizes language concept development and assists each student in developing self-esteem. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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