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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Inner - mental representation of language

2. Foreign words that have become permanent part of recipient language. part of continuum of codeswitching

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

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

5. Majority member learning second language without losing first languages

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

7. 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

8. Students are taught with simplified vocab

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. Promoted foreign language acquisition due to Cold War; fear that US wouldn't be able to compete in international world

11. Both languages operate through the same central processing system

12. 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

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

14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. Outward evidence of language competence

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

23. Two languages in a community

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

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

26. The ability to think about the nature and functions of language

27. Ability to develop appropriate cultural meaning from texts

28. Receptive skill: reading - Productive skill: writing

29. 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

30. Required that immigrants learn English

31. 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

32. Type of second language information received when learning language

33. 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

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

35. 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'

36. Ralph Yarborough introduced Bilingual Education Act as an amendment. Enacted in 1968. Indicated that bilingual programs were part of the federal education system.

37. What is actually assimilated. more important than input

38. Learning language to survive

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

40. Pejorative term for borrowing between languages

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

42. Apx 50% immersion throughout infant and junior schooling

43. 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

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

45. Two years maximum in mother tongue

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

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

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

49. Need to emphasize speaking and writing (ability to communicate with others) in addition to input (listening and reading) in the classroom

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