ERIC Number: ED402787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
African Languages at the K-12 Level. ERIC Digest.
The teaching of African languages in the United States at the elementary and secondary levels is rare, but a number of schools offer one or more of the major African languages for instruction. This digest looks at the current state of African language instruction in the United States at the elementary and secondary levels and is divided into the following sections: Heritage language; legislation promoting language instruction; teacher qualifications; professional organizations; and resources. A list of private schools or organizations that teach Arabic and a list of public schools that teach Arabic or Swahili are provided at the end of the digest. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: African Languages, Arabic, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Heritage Education, Professional Associations, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Swahili, Teacher Qualifications, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.