ENGLISH PLUS - ENGLISHPLUS POLICY Startedin1985

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ENGLISH PLUS POLICY
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Started in 1985 Coalition of ethnic, educational, and  civil rights organizations including •   League of Latin American citizens;  •   Spanish League against Discrimination
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EPIC Named EPIC  (English Plus  Information Clearinghouse) Encourage mastery of English +  other tongues
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REAFFIRMATION OF  1. Cultural and democratic pluralism 2. Need to foster multiple language  skills
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THEIR ARGUMENT 1 . Country founded on diversity of  languages and cultures 2. Preservation of diversity 3. Promote equal opportunities
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ARGUMENT, CONTD. 4. Increase cross-cultural understanding 5.  Safeguard rights of minorities 6.   Enhance US position in world trade  and diplomacy
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SUPPORTERS OF  ENGLISH  PLUS MLA (Modern Languages  Association)  NCTE (National Council of Teachers  of English) TESOL (Teacher’s of English to  Speaker’s  of Other Languages) •     LSA (Linguistic Society of America)
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IF ENGLISH ONLY  BECOMES LAW HOW THAT WOULD EFFECT US
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course AAS 250 taught by Professor Karemel during the Spring '11 term at University of Leeds.

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ENGLISH PLUS - ENGLISHPLUS POLICY Startedin1985

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