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Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V. – Learning Languages, 2013
Among the reported proven positive results of early world Language (WL) study are improved cognitive abilities and "higher achievement test scores in reading and math" (Stewart: 11), which are expected student performance outcomes for the Common Core Standards. The future viability of Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES)…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V. – Learning Languages, 2010
The present research study was conducted to explore how structured Spanish instruction (30 minutes, twice a week, for a semester) impacts the level of class participation and on-task behavior and the reading fluency rate of a group of self-contained, special needs, elementary school children (grades K-5). Data for this mixed methodology study were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students