ERIC Number: ED425643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Critical Issues in Early Second Language Learning: Building for Our Children's Future.
Met, Myriam, Ed.
Articles in this book on early second language learning are presented in 13 categories, with each category containing 4 to 7 papers. The categories include the following: the advantages and disadvantages of FLES (elementary school foreign language programs), FLEX (foreign language exploratory programs), and immersion program models; at what age an elementary school foreign language program should begin; whether foreign language education is for all learners, including students with disabilities; which languages young students should learn, including less commonly taught languages; content-based language instruction; ways in which technology can be used to promote language learning; challenges of articulation and some solutions; assessing the foreign language abilities of the early language learner; useful strategies when advocating for the initiation of early second language programs; considerations in implementing an elementary school early language program; useful strategies for maintaining early language programs; the training, skills, and qualifications of teachers; and priorities for a research agenda. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Age Differences, Arabic, Articulation (Education), Bilingualism, Child Language, Chinese, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cross Cultural Training, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Federal Government, FLES, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Grammar, Heritage Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Language Aptitude, Language Processing, Multimedia Instruction, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Time Factors (Learning), Uncommonly Taught Languages, Young Children
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