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Unformatted text preview: literal interpretations of words and/or phrases. By the time Mario was eight years old; his third grade teacher could not even tell he spoke another language other than English. His accent was gone and he continued to excel in both languages. His language development through age eight included an increase in awareness of various terminologies used in academic disciplines, the ability to understand complex and multi-clause sentences, and many more. Mario received a 5 on a 7-point scale in reading, writing, and language usage in Spanish in the fifth grade while spending a semester in Bolivia. Although Mario was well mastered in Spanish, his English excelled beyond because of his school instruction in the English language. CASE STUDY 3 Reference McDevitt, T. M., & Ormrod, J. E. (2004). Child development: Educating and working with children and adolescents (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson....
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- Romance languages, Mario