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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Goal: assimilation. contain bilingual kids but are barely bilingual in nature

2. Minority students in submersion programs but are pulled out to have ESL lessons. Students fall behind on classroom content and seen as remedial

3. Someone who is equally competent in two languages

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

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

6. Authorized by Congress in 1978 - allowing native language to be used only as much as necessary to develop English skills

7. Literacy can be used to maintain hegemony/control masses and it can also be a liberator

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

9. Plaintiffs sued the state to complain about appalling conditions of public schools. included specific provisions state better bilingual education instruction was needed. State settled and is making changed throughout the state

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

11. Receptive skill: reading - Productive skill: writing

12. Aim is to be bilingual and bicultural without loss of achievement. form depends on when child begins.

13. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

14. Inner - mental representation of language

15. Two years maximum in mother tongue

16. The ability to interact with text in reading or writing in order to produce meaning

17. Castaneda argued that Texas school district was violating his children's rights by not offering them bilingual education to help them overcome their language barriers. Decision: district had to provide bilingual education to help students overcome hu

18. Outward evidence of language competence

19. Requires that language sub skills are repeated until they move from being controlled to automatic; difficult to delete.

20. Receptive skill: listening - Productive skill: speaking

21. 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

22. 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

23. Individual characteristics affect language input: ability - aptitude - attitude - motivation

24. Happens when learner has weak identification with own ethnic group - does not regard their ethnic group as inferior to dominant group - finds their position mobile and wishes to move into 'out - group'

25. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

26. Students are taught with simplified vocab

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

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

29. Immersion: optional - thrives on conviction - students generally start with same lack of experience in second language - additive bilingualism.

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

31. Can be measured in six different ways. need to measure in ways beyond linguistic competence

32. Essentially wanted to end bilingual education - only leaving sheltered English programs. Largely decreased enrollment in bilingual education programs - but still some parents/schools could opt in to bilingual

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

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

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

36. Both languages operate through the same central processing system

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

38. Federal case that determined segregation of Mexican and Mexican - American students in Orange County was unconstitutional

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

40. 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

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

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

43. 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

44. Type of second language information received when learning language

45. Differences between two languages that might pose problems for the teacher/students - was later found that many errors couldn't be explained through a negative transfer from the first to second language

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

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

48. Outcome of formal instruction

49. Context reduced situations: pronunciation - grammar - vocab

50. Observable - clearly defined components of language