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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Hearing/reading a lesson/passage in one language and the development of the work in another. Promotes more thorough understanding

2. 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

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

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

5. Major education reform. set high standards for immigrant communities and continued federal support for bilingual programs. acknowledged benefits of bilingual education

6. Both languages operate through the same central processing system

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

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

9. 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

10. 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

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

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

13. Two years maximum in mother tongue

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

15. People have two separate language systems for each language then share a separate non - verbal system that is shared by both

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

17. 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

18. Context reduced situations: pronunciation - grammar - vocab

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

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

21. 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

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

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

24. Students are taught with simplified vocab

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

26. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

27. Ability to develop appropriate cultural meaning from texts

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

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

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

31. Language learning is made possible by acquiring distinct set of speech habits. Lessons should move from simple to complex linguistics

32. Inner - mental representation of language

33. What is actually assimilated. more important than input

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

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

36. 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

37. 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

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

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

40. 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

41. Outcome of formal instruction

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

43. Someone who is equally competent in two languages

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

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

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

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

48. Two languages in a community

49. Receptive skill: listening - Productive skill: speaking

50. 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