ERIC Number: ED240841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Teaching Spanish to Bilingual Students.
In an effort to bridge the gap between Spanish foreign language classes for the monolingual English speaker and the needs of the Hispanic bilingual student wishing to have Spanish instruction, a bilingual teacher trainer has designed Spanish courses specifically for the Hispanic bilingual. To give recognition to bilinguals' existing linguistic repertoire, "biloquial" approach is taken, placing value on both the students' existing language and the standard Spanish being taught. The aim is to build on students' substantial Spanish skills rather than trying to eradicate nonstandard usages. Written work is emphasized. Students are graded on progressively higher expectations, and are taught that effective communication rather than perfectionism in composition is valued. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics (Washington, DC, March 9-12, 1983).