ERIC Number: EJ1192671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Encouraging the Development and Achievement of Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood
Espinosa, Linda M.
American Educator, v42 n3 p10-11, 39 Fall 2018
As the population of children from birth to age 5 growing up with one or more languages other than English in the home continues to grow, and as many of these children participate in early care and education (ECE) programs, teachers and support staff will need to be prepared to work with dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. Most, if not all ECE educators, will need to understand the process of second language acquisition during these early years as well as the teaching competencies and effective practices that support the healthy development, learning, and achievement of DLLs. In this article, the author summarizes the findings of DLL research in the ECE field.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California