Historical Overview of Bilingualism in the United States

The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether immigrants should maintain or eliminate their native language and to analyze dual language programs whose bilingual methodology has proved to be successful. In addition, the analysis of bilingualism for the teaching of English aims to shed light on a s...

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Main Author: Barquero Vargas, Ana Patricia
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2009
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/9442
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23747
Summary: The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether immigrants should maintain or eliminate their native language and to analyze dual language programs whose bilingual methodology has proved to be successful. In addition, the analysis of bilingualism for the teaching of English aims to shed light on a series of erroneous beliefs surrounding bilingualism in the United States.