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ERIC Number: EJ748958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Pupils' Attitudes towards Foreign-Language Learning and the Development of Literacy Skills in Bilingual Education
Merisuo-Storm, Tuula
Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n2 p226-235 Apr 2007
The study investigated the effects of bilingual teaching on the development of children's literacy skills and attitudes towards language learning. In the bilingual classes 20% of the instruction was given in English. Pupils' literacy skills in the bilingual classes were significantly better than in the monolingual classes. When observing pupils who started first grade with either a poor or an excellent level of school readiness, there was no significant difference between bilingual and monolingual groups. In addition, the pupils in bilingual classes showed significantly more positive attitudes towards foreign-language learning than the pupils in monolingual classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A