Developing Minority Language Resources

Developing Minority Language Resources

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This book documents ongoing language shift to English among Latino professionals in California. It then describes current instructional practices used in the teaching of Spanish as an academic subject at the high school and university levels to 'heritage' language students who, although educated entirely in English, acquired Spanish at home as a first language. It specifically examines the potential contribution of these instructional practices to the maintenance of Spanish.At High School E, for example, a one-page personal essay is used to divide students into AP and non-AP heritage students. The essay is scored by all members of the teaching staff involved in the AP Spanish program. A holistic scoringanbsp;...

Title:Developing Minority Language Resources
Author: Guadalupe Valdés
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2006-01-01

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