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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Apx 50% immersion throughout infant and junior schooling

2. Second language acquisition depends on the extent to which first language is developed

3. People who translate and sometimes transform ideas into socially acceptable terms

4. Changing languages at word level

5. Chinese student against San Francisco School District - said that students didn't receive equal education when taught in language they don't understand. Result: ESL classes - English tutoring and bilingual education for English Language Learners

6. Hearing/reading a lesson/passage in one language and the development of the work in another. Promotes more thorough understanding

7. Includes pressure to replace or demote first language

8. Occurs when there are contextual supports and props to support language (functional meaning)

9. Minority language speakers are denied access to programs/schools

10. Literacy: learning to read/write naturally for a purpose - for meaningful communication and for inherent pleasure. Reading and writing seen as connected - demands process of learning is interesting and relevant to student

11. Outward evidence of language competence

12. Context reduced situations: pronunciation - grammar - vocab

13. Pejorative term for borrowing between languages

14. Learning language to survive

15. Ability to use verbal and non - verbal communication strategies to compensate for gaps in language user's knowledge

16. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

17. Two years maximum in mother tongue

18. Awareness of sociocultural context in which language concerned is used by native speakers

19. When children use their home language as a means of instruction with goal of full bilingualism. native language protected and developed alongside English. minority language used 50%+ of the time. Mostly elementary schools

20. Receptive skill: listening - Productive skill: speaking

21. Language teaching is about conveying meaning - focus on socially appropriate forms of communication; suggests learners need to identify some of their own errors. Implicit rule formation rather than explicit habit

22. Awareness of social nature and communicative functions of language (when to use which language - etc.). Allows bilinguals to correct errors faster and understand needs of listener

23. Goal: assimilation. contain bilingual kids but are barely bilingual in nature

24. Majority language students learn minority language. works better if there is high incentive (economic - social) for students to learn language

25. Learn second language with little pressure to replace/remove first

26. Type of second language information received when learning language

27. A language minority separates from the language majority in order to protect their language

28. Ability for person to come up with multiple answers to a problem (more creative thinkers)

29. Skills in literacy of primary language can be transferred to second language

30. Minority language student taught entirely in majority language - first language is replaced. Students cannot develop cognitively

31. Idea that languages constitute two 'balloons' in the brain and there's only so much room for both of them. Incorrect - languages share

32. Students are taught with simplified vocab

33. Humans are cognitively wired for language and have universal - abstract nature of rules that underlie competence

34. Allows around 40% of classroom teaching in the mother tongue until the 6th grade

35. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

36. Bilingual doesn't equal two monolinguals in one person - can't measure against native speaker. Different languages in different contexts

37. Starts with 100% immersion in second language - reducing after 2-3 yrs to 80% for next 3-4 yrs - then ending junior schooling with apx. 50% immersion

38. Refers to those people whose experiences are not well represented by their language and therefore have difficulties expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally

39. Acquires both languages at the same time and prior to the age of 3

40. Supreme Court declared a state law prohibiting the teaching of a foreign language unconstitutional under 14th Amendment. Found that proficiency in other language was not 'injurious to health or morals of child

41. Observable - clearly defined components of language

42. Majority member learning second language without losing first languages

43. When equal numbers of minority and majority language students are in the same classroom. aim is to produce balanced bilinguals. language compartmentalization

44. Decline in speaker's first language proficiency while a second language is being learned

45. Ability to use particular social strategies to achieve communicative goals - i.e. know when to interrupt - how to initiate conversation

46. Someone who is equally competent in two languages

47. Ability to develop appropriate cultural meaning from texts

48. Most supported by VII funds. students are temporarily allowed to use native tongue until they are competent enough to move into mainstream education

49. Brain is a complex network of links between information - links are strengthened when repetitively activated

50. Two languages in a community