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Subject: linguistics in a multinational school
Question: I'm concerned with language acquisition for grades k-1. Is it better for the students to learn English in small groups or one on one. The research says either, but there are some who have no English and they speak their mother tongue at home. I guess I'm questioning the development phase - when CAN they learn to distinguish the words in contextual context? Please advise.
Reply: I'd like to emphasize what Prof. Pyatt said about kids learning from their peers. If the medium of instruction in the school is primarily English and there are kids who know English, the problem will work itself out naturally. one-on-one with a teacher is NOT the way tot go.
Reply From: Susan D Fischer      click here to access email
Date: 09-Sep-2013
Other Replies:
  1. Re: linguistics in a multinational school    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (09-Sep-2013)
  2. Re: linguistics in a multinational school    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (10-Sep-2013)
  3. Re: linguistics in a multinational school    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (10-Sep-2013)

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