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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Includes pressure to replace or demote first language

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

3. Inner - mental representation of language

4. Outward evidence of language competence

5. 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

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

7. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

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

9. Language is a matter of habit forming; careful control of input by teacher very important

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. Two years maximum in mother tongue

18. Outcome of formal instruction

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

20. IQ tests - force students to converge onto one answer

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

22. What is actually assimilated. more important than input

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

24. Receptive skill: reading - Productive skill: writing

25. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

26. Effect on self - esteem and ego - new cultural reference

27. 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

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

29. Learning language to survive

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

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

32. 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

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

34. Language learner is adapting to new culture - degree to which new language is gained depends on degree to which person integrates self into new culture

35. Ability to use appropriate strategies in constructing texts and spoken discourse

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

37. Observable - clearly defined components of language

38. 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

39. Changing languages at word level

40. Students are taught with simplified vocab

41. Someone who does not have total competency in either language

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

43. Both languages operate through the same central processing system

44. Simply reading and writing so one can operate in society (usu. low level) - reading and writing seen as separate skills

45. Majority member learning second language without losing first languages

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

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

48. Moving back and forth between registers - dialects - or languages. change languages at phrase level

49. 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

50. Two languages in a community