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    battle to eliminate bilingual education has succeeded in California. In 1998, the "English for the Children" initiative, led by Ron Unz, met strong opposition as well as strong agreement. The initiative called for only one year of "structured English immersion" for LEP students, followed by reclassification into an English-only classroom. This means that these young children will be thrust into an English-speaking classroom with only one year of English instruction. They will be left to "sink or swim"

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    “After the Immigration Act of 1965, legislation law was passed to contribute the public schools in dealing with the arrival of non-English-speaking students. Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 supported programs for educating these students with English as a second language, including transitional bilingual education programs” (Echevarria and Graves 2011, p.350). This Act did not completely articulate how to go about educating these students. An unclear message was

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    I. Introduction Second language learners often encounter linguistic problems as evidenced in the errors they make in the process of learning another language. Because errors regularly occur in the language classrooms, students and teachers often find themselves confronting with error correction. Error correction, which is also called corrective feedback or negative feedback (Ortega, 2008), has become a topic of great interest to me because of my own experience as a multilingual language learner

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    Bilingualism Should Not Be Continued

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    Bilingualism, a very controversial topic to debate in today’s United States. People generally define bilingualism as the ability of using two languages that individuals have. However, this is not the reason why that bilingualism becomes such a debatable issue. In this case, bilingualism is defined as the government’s use of languages other than English for public services in order to support the immigrants’ lives in the United States. People who support bilingualism want the government to continue

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    NUR 605 Clinical Practice Immersion: Clinical Immersion Reflection Paper The Clinical Practice Immersion course provided an opportunity for focused clinical practice in APRNs level of practice. I was allowed to engage in a specific area of practice that was of my interest to experience practice in a new and challenging surrounding. The Clinical Immersion Reflection paper was to simply describe my clinical immersion topic selection, the development of the clinical immersion experience, and its’ relation

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    Bilingual Education

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    approaches to this problem. One is to allow students several years to develop their English with lessons taught in both languages. The other is a total immersion program where students are thrust into English-only lessons with little time develop their second language. Both approaches have ardent followers with valid arguments for each approach. In immersion programs children are allowed at most one year of English study before being placed in main-stream English-only classes. Proponents of this sink-or-swim

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    as a separate entity (Garcia, 2009, p. 129). Bilingual Immersion Education is an example of a monoglosic model. The first Bilingual Immersion Education program was developed in the 1960’s in Canada. This program was developed as a response to middle -income English speaking parents in Canada who wanted their children to value the French culture and their traditions as well as the traditions and values of the English speaking Canadians. Immersion programs utilize the target language in the curriculum

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    Each level of teaching uses a different language ratio in which class is instructed the classes start off with a 90:10 ration and later as years pass the ration becomes a steady 50:50 (Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn J,2001). The goals of dual language immersion programs are to get children to become both bi-literate and bilingual, in other words, they will be able to speak and write fluently in two different languages. Dual language programs are becoming more and more common most of them are in public school

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    Initiative

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    on the subject is difficult to interpret. However, two aspects that appear to be problematic for all of California’s school districts are the vague language of the initiative (which is now law), and the lack of methodology for the new "sheltered immersion" programs. The resulting confusion has created a bilingual education system more fragmented than ever. According to the state Department of Education, approximately 1.4 of the 5.5 million school children in the United States are classified as

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    Foreign Languages: Children Should Be Taught

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    According to a well-known biblical story, there was once a universal language that everyone spoke and could understand. One day, the people came together to build a city in honor of themselves. In that city, they decided they would construct a tower that would reach to Heaven. However, when God saw their arrogance, he decided to confuse them by making them speak in different languages. As a consequence, the people were forced to discontinue the tower and tore it down. In much the same way, language

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