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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Changing languages at word level

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

3. 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

4. Students are taught with simplified vocab

5. 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

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

7. 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

8. Learning language to survive

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

10. Two years maximum in mother tongue

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

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

13. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

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

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

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

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

19. Type of second language information received when learning language

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

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

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

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

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

25. Includes pressure to replace or demote first language

26. 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

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

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

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

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

31. Receptive skill: reading - Productive skill: writing

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

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

34. 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

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

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

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

38. Two languages in a community

39. Required that immigrants learn English

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. Pejorative term for borrowing between languages

42. 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

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

44. Ability to develop appropriate cultural meaning from texts

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

46. 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

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

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

49. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

50. Majority member learning second language without losing first languages