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ERIC Number: ED246668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Balancing English/Spanish Language Skills Proficiency in Bilingual Teacher Trainees: Some Practical Approaches.
Carrasquillo, Angela L.; Segan, Frances
A review of practical language and methodological activities in both Spanish and English to develop balanced bilingual proficiency in bilingual education teachers is geared toward college professors and teacher trainers. Suggested practical applications for developing language arts skills include all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is proposed that aural-oral skills can be strengthened through debate, interviews, and preparation and use of videotapes, audiotapes, and films. Recommended reading selections include those focusing on the role of the bilingual teacher within the school and community, bilingual education in general, and practical stories about or for bilingual children, which can serve as stimuli for further discussions or writing assignments. Varied types of writing assignments designed to provide the trainee with classroom-oriented skills, such as lesson-plan writing, vocabulary enrichment for content area subjects, and summaries of children's literature, are suggested. Charts coordinating skill areas with objectives, topics and sequential steps in developing the skills; listing evaluation criteria; and outlining a sample teacher-trainee learning contract form are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A