3 edition of Administrative considerations applicable to foreign language programs in elementary schools found in the catalog.
Administrative considerations applicable to foreign language programs in elementary schools
James Edwin MacWhinney
Written in English
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According to “The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait,” among elementary schools, the percentage teaching language fell from 31 percent in to 25 percent in , despite evidence that an early start provides an edge in acquiring language proficiency. Among middle schools, the percentage dropped from 75 to 58 percent. Get started with foreign language by doing these three things: 1. Have your child watch DVDs and online videos to immerse your child in the language. I believe that hearing the language spoken is the best way to get started. As a parent who is monolingual, I utilize DVDs and online videos to immerse my kids.
According to Education Week, 91 percent of public schools offer foreign language instruction at the high school level, with only about 58 percent of middle schools and 25 percent of elementary schools offering foreign language instruction. But recently, more public schools have been striving to offer foreign language instruction, especially in. Elementary school foreign language programs generally fit into three major categories: immersion, FLES (foreign languages in elementary schools), and FLEX (foreign language exploration or experience). Immersion education. Foreign language immersion programs, in which the content of the school curriculum is taught in the foreign language, are.
December Establishing High-Quality Foreign Language Programs in Elementary Schools A n increasing number of school districts across the United States have made a commitment to foreign language education for younger learners in the past two decades. Seven of the most successful of these programs have been identified as. Proponents of the issue agreed that providing opportunities for children in elementary school to become fluent in a foreign language, in addition to English, would benefit them later in : Heather Blackmore.
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A Case for Foreign Language in the Elementary School 6. Maturational State Hypothesis (MPH): the concept that optimal acquisition of. language deteriorates gradually as a person matures with age.
Morphology: the analysis of the structure of a language (e Author: Mary Beth Pollema. Administrative Considerations Applicable To Foreign Language Programs In Elementary Schools.
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- Page 3. OAI identifier: oai::pcoll18/ Provided by: USC Digital Library. Download PDF: Sorry. based on those considerations. The program options include Foreign Language Experience/Exploratory (FLEX), Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES), and immersion.
The three programs have differing onsets, intents, and durations. FLEX. FLEX programs consist of short-term exposure courses. Students study one orFile Size: KB. Teachers in the model FLES (foreign languages in elementary schools) program adhere to certain guidelines when planning and conducting their lessons.
These guidelines, which informed the creation of this curriculum, include the following: Use the second language 98– %. Many of the programs are immersion programs where children are taught in English for part of the day, and in another language at other times. French immersion programs have been popular in Canadian schools for many years, and in the U.S., many school districts offer them to encourage language learning.
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Since the s, studies have shown that the best time to begin the study of a foreign language is in elementary school. Because children at this age show better mental flexibility, more creativity, divergent thinking skills, and improved listening and memory skills, kids are able to process language early on.
The high schools studied spent more per pupil on higher-level courses than on mid-level or low-level courses. For example, in District 2, average spending across high schools on AP courses was $1, per pupil per course, while spending on regular courses averaged $ per pupil and spending on remedial courses averaged $ per pupil (see Author: Marguerite Roza.
Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, or FLES programs, are common in the Washington region, providing instruction from one to five days a week and aiming for a beginning level of proficiency. choose to include in letters to legislators. Foreign language programs improve students’ overall academic performance.
Studies have shown that students who study a foreign language perform better on standardized tests than their monolingual peers. As a result of their language studies,File Size: KB. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools/Language through Content (FLES/LTC) FLES/LTC develops students' language proficiency through language instruction supporting the development of STEAM concepts.
IN GENERAL.-The Secretary is authorized to make grants, on a competitive basis, to State educational agencies or local educational agencies to pay the Federal share of the cost of innovative model programs providing for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary school and secondary school students.
) The promotion of foreign languages in elementary school can be as simple as informing the students of their beneficial nature in the pursuit of a higher education after graduation from high school, while the actual teaching of foreign languages takes time out of the day to focus on and educate the students in the actual language itself.
Several components of the structure of the elementary school foreign language program must be considered with special care. These include: scheduling, curriculum design, instructional materials, staffing, multiple entry points, student accessibility, language choice, and program articulation, coordination, and evaluation (Curtain & Pesola, ; Met.
The Bilingual/ESL Unit in the Special Populations Division provides direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for English language learners.
Announcements Updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, Title III, Part A sectio. Elementary school foreign language programs fall into the following broad categories: total immersion, partial immersion, content-based FLES (foreign language in the elementary school), regular (non-content-based) FLES, and FLEX.
tion, evolvement, peer selection, or administrative selection. The procedure for developing a districtwide English language arts (ELA) program phi-losophy and rationale statement and examples of the declarations follow.
Key to Leadership Today’s school administrators face one of the most challenging and exciting times in the educationalFile Size: KB. teach students a foreign language, researchers have identified characteristics of elementary school foreign language programs that are critical to their long-term success.
These characteristics are summarized below, divided into the following three categories: scheduling considerations, instructional strategies, and quality of Size: KB. Foreign Language Exploratory or Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) programs offer one approach to initiating foreign language instruction for children.
One survey reported that 41 percent of United States elementary schools offering language instruction had FLEX programs. Statistics on FLEX programs in middle schools are : Kathleen Marcos.
These programs offer only short class periods and may not meet for a full year. The goal is to get students interested in other languages and cultures while teaching some basic phrases and vocabulary. FLES: Foreign Language in Elementary School programs are content-based and provide regular language instruction for younger students.
Though they.FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools) refers to a model which provides sequential language instruction for two or more years.
The program goals are centered on language proficiency and cultural awareness. 2.Perspectives on Policy and Practice: Establishing High-Quality Foreign Language Programs in Elementary Schools Download As an increasing number of school districts across the country are making commitments to foreign language education for younger learners, educators and administrators are posing a number of key questions: Should foreign Phone: ()