Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Elementary);

Abstract

This paper is a literature review of foreign language instruction in America's elementary schools. The language needs of a person living in a global society are identified. Economic, cultural and intellectual reasons for studying foreign languages are determined. Expert opinions are gathered about language programs that currently exist in the elementary school, and guidelines for an effective foreign language program are suggested for those who develop language programs. Elements of the most effective language instruction are discussed. These include: age, motivation, positive attitude, teaching strategies and techniques, and language-culture connection. Recommendations for teachers and parents are provided.

Year of Submission

1995

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Division of Elementary Education

First Advisor

Marvin Heller

Comments

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Date Original

1995

Object Description

1 PDF file (30 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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