Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Elementary);
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
Master of Arts in Education
Division of Elementary Education
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©1995 Alla Brisker-Kramer
Brisker-Kramer, Alla, "Teaching second languages in the elementary school" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 2109.