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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Researching Literacy in a Foreign Language among Primary School Learners / Forschung zum Schrifterwerb in der Fremdsprache bei Grundschülern
Edited By: Bärbel Diehr
Jutta Rymarczyk
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vID=59500&vLang=E
Series Title: Forschungen zu Psycholinguistik und Fremdsprachendidaktik

Early literacy is tackled from different angles. Researchers from Germany,
Spain and Australia focus on learning to read and spell in two languages as
well as on models and stages in the acquisition of literacy. Finally first
teaching methods are suggested. Early literacy is put on a well founded
empirical basis to ensure successful foreign language learning at primary
school level.

Früher Schrifterwerb wird aus verschiedenen Winkeln beleuchtet.
Wissenschaftler aus Deutschland, Spanien und Australien äußern sich zu
zweisprachigem Lesen- und Schreibenlernen sowie zu Modellen und Stufen
im Schrifterwerb. Schließlich werden erste Vermittlungsansätze
vorgeschlagen. Frühes Lesen und Schreiben wird auf eine solide empirische
Basis gesetzt, um erfolgreiches frühes Fremdsprachenlernen zu

Content/Inhalt: Deslea Konz/Leanne Fried/Maureen Michael: Responding to
the challenge of teaching English language skills - Thorsten Piske: Positive
and negative effects of exposure to L2 orthographic input in the early phases
of foreign language learning: a review - Bärbel Diehr: Research into reading in
the primary school: a fresh look at the use of written English with young
learners of English as a Foreign Language - Jutta Rymarczyk/Annika Musall:
Reading skills of first graders who learn to read and write in German and
English - Amparo Lázaro Ibarrola: English phonics for Spanish children:
adapting to new English as a Foreign Language classrooms - Stefanie Frisch:
Bewusstmachende Verfahren beim Umgang mit dem Schriftbild im
Englischunterricht der Primarstufe - erste Ergebnisse der LiPs Studie - Petra
Burmeister: *Did you now that 15 difrent Fish arts in the Kiel Canal live? On
foreign language writing in partial immersion primary school classrooms -
Constanze Weth: «Wörter, Wendungen und Sätze so aus dem Gedächtnis
schreiben, dass sie eindeutig erkennbar sind»: Überlegungen zum Umgang
mit Schrift im frühen Fremdsprachenunterricht - Dieter Mindt/Gudrun Wagner:
Das Schriftbild im Englischunterricht der Klassen 1 und 2.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 363159500X
ISBN-13: 9783631595008
Pages: 200
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