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ERIC Number: EJ843471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
The Effect of Literacy in Hebrew on the Acquisition of English
de Courcy, Michele
Babel, v41 n2 p4-9, 38 Dec 2006
Research has found that literacy in the first language of a student of English as a second language (ESL) aids in the acquisition of English, but there has been little exploration of the processes that underlie this. This pilot project investigates children's experiences of literacy in their first language (Hebrew), instruction in strategies available to bilinguals, students' attitudes to their two languages, and how these related to their acquisition of the second language, English. The study is conducted in the context of a bilingual school in Melbourne, where instruction is in English and Hebrew. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia