Perspectives on English Language Instruction Techniques: Lessons from Latin American Bilingual Programs

Herring, Kendal P. (2015) Perspectives on English Language Instruction Techniques: Lessons from Latin American Bilingual Programs. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Deborah Chessin from Education, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This paper reviews current research about programs available for English language learning (ELL) students in the United States. It discusses what programs are best for language acquisition according to research and how to most effectively teach English to ELL students, specifically Spanish-speaking students. It tells the importance of implementing effective English instruction techniques due to the growing number of Spanish-speaking students in the United States. The paper analyzes information gathered from interviews with educators who have experience at bilingual schools in Latin America. Bilingual schools in Latin America provide English education in an environment consistent with evidence-based methods of language instruction. The paper examines common themes that appeared in the interviews and suggests curriculum implications from the findings. The paper provides suggestions for parents, teachers, and administrators seeking information about language acquisition.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Herring, Kendal P.
Student's Degree Program(s): Elementary Education
Thesis Advisor: Deborah Chessin
Thesis Advisor's Department: Education
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email kpherrin@go.olemiss.edu
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 16:23
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 16:23
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/381

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