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Unformatted text preview: The Official Language Movement Amber Thacker ETH/125 June, 17 2011 Rebecca Mayernik The Official Language Movement The State University website speaks out about the need for bilingual education. This website gives informative information about bilingual children and how important it is for bilingual education. The children that speak a different language at home are one in every six school-aged-child. It seems that these children are able to acquire the everyday conversational skills they need to communicate but take at least seven years to acquire the language skills used in classrooms. This website also addresses the issues that prevent bilingual education. First is the fact that language is one of the most obvious identifiers of an immigrant and people are still overcoming their attitudes toward immigrants. Secondly is that there is an unrealistic expectation of immediate results. Most people expect these students to learn the English language quickly and be able to keep up with their English-speaking peers. It is unrealistic to think that these students will language quickly and be able to keep up with their English-speaking peers....
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- Spring '11
- Psychology, Multilingualism, bilingual education, official language movement