Foreign Language Teaching & Language Minority Education, Issue 19

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Kathryn Anne Davis
Second Language Teaching & Curriculum Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1999 - Education - 124 pages
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This volume seeks to examine the potential for building relationships among foreign language, bilingual, and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs with the goal of fostering bilingualism. Part one of the volume examines the sociopolitical contexts for language partnerships, includes the following articles: "Language Planning and Policy in the US" (Rebecca Jasso-Aguilar); "Rethinking Foreign Language Education" (Lourdes Ortega); "Acculturation, Identity, and Language (Zafar Syed and Audrey C. Burnett); and "Learning with Others" (Syed). The topics discussed cover current obstacles to developing bilingualism; implications for acculturation, identity, and language issues for linguistic minorities; and the potential for developing partnerships across the primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions. Part two provides research findings on the Foreign Language Partnership Project, which was designed to capitalize on the resources of immigrant students to enhance foreign language learning. Individual sections include: "The Foreign Language Partnership Project" (Ann Shonle and Megan Thompson Rolland); "Emerging Identities and Heritage Language Education" (Burnett and Syed); "Conclusions: The Benefits and Promise of Language Partnerships" (Shonie and Syed); and a final section, "About the Contributors and How to Contact Them." Numerous references are found at the end of each chapter. (KFT)

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About the author (1999)

Davis is a faculty member in the ESL Department, University of Calcutta.