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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2015
Semantics, the study of the meaning of words, is the sum of the basic elements of four skills, namely, reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively. The knowledge of vocabulary words in lexico-semantics, on the other hand, is essential in every grade level, subject area and assessment for every student. In order to improve students'…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Morphemes, Linguistic Borrowing
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Hernández, Anita C.; Montelongo, José A.; Herter, Roberta J. – Reading Teacher, 2016
Educators can take advantage of Latino English learners' linguistic backgrounds by teaching Spanish-English cognate vocabulary using the Children's Choices picture books. Cognates are words that have identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in two languages because of their Latin and Greek origins. Students can learn to recognize…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kavakli, Nurdan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
Knowing the origin of a language helps us to determine the historical background of that language. As language itself is such a system of a society that is continuously evolving as that aforementioned society learns and technologically develops along with its roots or origins. Like many other languages, English is also a language that has roots or…
Descriptors: Greek, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Diaz, Ivan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if Morphological Instruction (knowledge of the Germanic, Latin, and Greek words, roots, and affixes of English) was an effective instructional approach towards accelerating the acquisition of spelling, vocabulary, and reading comprehension and closing at least a 6,000 word gap between English language…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, Research Design, High Schools
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Glas, Katharina; Cardenas-Claros, Monica S. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
Chilean youth are currently demanding access to better-quality education for all: greater democracy and curricula that respect the country's indigenous cultural roots form part of their petitions. This article puts forward a twofold pedagogical proposal for English Language Teaching intended to foster intrinsic motivation and democratic…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Bellomo, Tom S. – TESL-EJ, 1999
Demonstrates that etymology as a word attack strategy for second language students does not offer an unfair advantage to students whose first languages are Latin-based. Much of the English language makes use of Latin roots and affixes. Students whose original language is derived from Latin will initially have an advantage in word recognition due…
Descriptors: College Students, Etymology, Higher Education, Latin
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Baska, Ariel – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The need for language programs in schools is strong among gifted students, who need the depth and complexity provided by a world language program. Gifted students can benefit from exposure to global cultures, a deepened emphasis on conceptual learning, and an appreciation of issues that shape today's world. Second language learning carries high…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Characteristics
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Laufer, Batia – English Language Teaching Journal, 1981
Presents several types of synophones, words similar in sound but different in meaning, including those differing in one phoneme only, more than one phoneme which can have an identical Latin root, and several phonemes which defy exact definition. Suggests validity of context as aid to comprehension of unknown words should not be overestimated.…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Language Processing, Phonemes, Second Language Learning
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Masciantonio, Rudolph – 1973
These tests are designed to measure the achievement of each pupil at the approximate midpoint of each unit in "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. They were produced in response to the need expressed by many teachers to provide a means of more frequent evaluation of pupil progress. Tests for 13 units are provided. They supplement the unit tests…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests, Language Instruction
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others – 1971
This report discusses the 1970-71 school year Latin FLES program in the School District of Philadelphia which more than 4,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade pupils received 15 to 20 minutes' daily instruction in Latin from Latin teachers who served several schools. Primary objectives of the program were: (1) to introduce children to basic Latin…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests
Leki, Ilona, Ed. – 2001
This edited volume explores the international role of written English in the academic context and clearly demonstrates how writing is integrated in all aspects of academic communication in English. The 12 programs described in this book differ in context but share basic assumptions about how best to teach second language (L2) writing. In addition…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit. – 1973
In order to expand the base of foreign language study in an increasingly international society, a general curriculum guide to Latin instruction has been developed for all grades from kindergarten through junior college. The guide provides for the coordination of language programs at all grade levels within a school system. The curriculum guide,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Boone, Eleanor C., Comp.; And Others – 1978
This resource guide for teachers of English to speakers of other languages contains two sections, one dealing with resources and the second dealing with the language itself. The first section contains teaching ideas, techniques, and suggestions on how to present, develop, and reinforce pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Grammar
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Dicker, Susan J. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2006
The immigrant experience in the USA has led to expectations of cultural and linguistic assimilation within two to three generations. However, the immigrant situation today is far different from what it has been traditionally. For many, the immigrant experience is a transnational one, with newcomers maintaining roots in the homeland while setting…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Global Approach, Immigrants, Models
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Freeland, Jane – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1999
Discusses the Literacy Campaign in English, one of three native language extensions of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas' National Literacy Crusade, explaining how it highlights how state policy and grassroots initiatives interact in indigenous/ethnic language maintenance in Latin America. Analyzes literacy materials designed for the English-speaking…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Creoles, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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