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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

1958

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A Consideration Of Problems Involved In Instituting A Foreign Language Program In An Elementary School System, Joan Mans Apr 1958

A Consideration Of Problems Involved In Instituting A Foreign Language Program In An Elementary School System, Joan Mans

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to consider some of the most common problems which arise in establishing and carrying through a language program in the elementary school, and to enumerate the solutions to them as found by the various language experts and school systems. The following questions are considered:

  1. At what age in a child’s development is it most desirable to begin foreign language instruction?
  2. Does the acquisition of a second language interfere with the child’s progress in English?
  3. How can a foreign language program get started in a system?
  4. Who should receive foreign language training?
  5. Which ...