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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Minority students in submersion programs but are pulled out to have ESL lessons. Students fall behind on classroom content and seen as remedial

2. 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

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

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

8. Ability to develop appropriate cultural meaning from texts

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Two years maximum in mother tongue

16. Two languages in a community

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

18. 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

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

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

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

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

23. Context reduced situations: pronunciation - grammar - vocab

24. Inner - mental representation of language

25. Required that immigrants learn English

26. What is actually assimilated. more important than input

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

28. Type of second language information received when learning language

29. Includes pressure to replace or demote first language

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

31. Majority member learning second language without losing first languages

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

33. Apx 50% immersion throughout infant and junior schooling

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

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

37. 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

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

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

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

41. 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

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

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

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

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

46. Learning language to survive

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

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

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

50. Someone who is equally competent in two languages