ERIC Number: EJ887773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 42
Language Proficiency, Reading, and the Chinese-Speaking English Language Learner: Facilitating the L1-L2 Connection
Palmer, Barbara C.; Zhang, Nailing; Taylor, Susan H.; Leclere, Judith T.
Multicultural Education, v17 n2 p44-51 Win 2010
This article presents a case study investigating the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve second language and reading proficiency of a seven-year-old Chinese-speaking ELL, Xin Wei, who completed second grade at a diverse metropolitan elementary school in the U.S. While a single case study cannot answer all the questions that arise as a young English language learner attempts to build proficiency in a second language and reading in English, this study can aid in delineating the nature of the questions to be asked, thus enabling researchers to move on to better questions.
Descriptors: Grade 2, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Skills, Chinese, Native Speakers, Metropolitan Areas, Language Acquisition, Tutors, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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