Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Analysis: Young ELL Students Benefit From Dual-Language Programs

Lesli A. Maxwell writes at the Education Week (5/15) "Learning the Language" blog that according to a "new federally funded analysis" of dual-language learners, "young English-language learners who are still developing oral and literacy skills in their home languages benefit most in early-childhood programs that regularly expose them to both languages." The analysis "also underscores that dual-language learners develop language skills differently than" English-only students, taking longer to reach proficiency.

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