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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Multicultural Education


Language Issues

Dave's ESL Cafe
Dave Perling has an international reputation for working with TESOL and ESL. This page is well designed. The page is a long scrolling page with the twenty six letters of the alphabet as a table of contents. The page provides a chat central, discussion center, graffiti wall, hints, help center, and many other eductor resources.

Welcome to ESL Net!
This site lists a number of U.S. and international ESL schools. This site provides a resource section that is hyperlinked to several ESL references.

Cross-Cultural and Cross-Lingual Links
The well-maintained site by Alexjandro Brice is an excellent research site. This site contains the following resources: conferences, connections, resources, professional associations, professional journals, and hypertext of research.

Children and Bilingualism
About 32 million people in the United States speak a language other than English in their homes. This page offers some resources and links to resources for helping these children in the schools.

Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction
This site offers a nice collection of royalty-free clip art for bilingual education.

Office of Bilingual Eduation and Minority Languages Affairs
This is the official home page that explains the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 in recognition of the growing number of linguistically and culturally diverse children enrolled in schools.

Impact! Online
The Department of Educational Psychology at University of Illinois assists in maintaining this site. This site is an interactive news magazine for intermediate and advanced ESL/EFL studetns. Highlighted words are hyperlinked to explainations and to audio files for pronunciation assistance.

The Language Project
The purpose of the Language Project is to provide teacher education courses in teaching English as a second language. The page provides a good deal of specific information about the process used. There is even a hyperlink to au pairs.
This website is in support of ESOL education in which students are taught in both their native language as well as English. Use of bilingual education helps students maintain their native language as well as build on the language skills that they have developed in the native language. People in this school of thought feel that if you do not develop the skills the student knows they will have difficulty learning another language which of ten gives the student difficulty without a foundation to build upon.