Do you speak alien? The ups and downs of a Spanish language preschool program. Anna S. CohenMiller

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Do you speak alien? The ups and downs of a Spanish language preschool program.  by  Anna S. CohenMiller

Do you speak alien? The ups and downs of a Spanish language preschool program. by Anna S. CohenMiller
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Why should English speaking preschool children learn a second language? The lack of foreign language education in American schools puts English speaking students at a disadvantage in an ever-globalizing world. The Deacon Park Preschool (DPP), inMoreWhy should English speaking preschool children learn a second language? The lack of foreign language education in American schools puts English speaking students at a disadvantage in an ever-globalizing world. The Deacon Park Preschool (DPP), in Atlanta, Georgia, established a foreign language (L2) Spanish program in 2003 designed to provide cultural and linguistic sensitivity and awareness.

This thesis is a community based applied/action case study of the L2 preschool program that is informed by the researchers creation and implementation of the integrated Montessori inspired, naturalistic, fifteen-month program in 2003-2004. This study evaluates the current Spanish program (2007) and explores the sustainability of the previously implemented L2 teaching/learning approach. Data was collected through applied anthropological qualitative methods including field observations and in-depth interviews with teachers, parents, and the director of the DPP.

Findings address the paucity of research that focuses specifically on teaching a L2 to preschool students and provide a recommendation for future improvements. Research from this topic addresses issues of program development and sustainability for foreign language programs with limited resources.

By providing an evaluation of one innovative approach for second language learning, this work adds to both the theory and practice of creating and sustaining second language enrichment programs for majority language students that can be adapted and applied at other locations.



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