“Why in This Bilingual Classroom … Hablamos Más Español?” Language Choice by Bilingual Science Students

@inproceedings{Stevenson2015WhyIT,
  title={“Why in This Bilingual Classroom … Hablamos M{\'a}s Espa{\~n}ol?” Language Choice by Bilingual Science Students},
  author={Alma R. Stevenson},
  year={2015}
}
This qualitative sociolinguistic research study examines Latino/a students’ use of language in a science classroom and laboratory. This study was conducted in a school in the southwestern United States that serves an economically depressed, predominantly Latino population. The object of study was a 5th-grade bilingual (Spanish/English) class. The findings demonstrate the students’ awareness of their own bilingualism, their preference for speaking Spanish, and their conceptualization of English… CONTINUE READING

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