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CSET Spanish Subtest

Subjects : cset, languages, spanish
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1. Major education reform. set high standards for immigrant communities and continued federal support for bilingual programs. acknowledged benefits of bilingual education

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

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

4. Receptive skill: listening - Productive skill: speaking

5. 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

6. Outcome of formal instruction

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

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

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

10. Apx 50% immersion throughout infant and junior schooling

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

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

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

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. Ability to communicate accurately in different contexts

19. Type of second language information received when learning language

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

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

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

23. Pejorative term for borrowing between languages

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

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

26. Students are taught with simplified vocab

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

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

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

30. 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'

31. Learning language to survive

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

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

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

35. Idea that readers bring their own meaning to text

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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. Someone who is equally competent in two languages

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

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

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

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

45. 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

46. Context reduced situations: pronunciation - grammar - vocab

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

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

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

50. 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