Strategies of bilingual teaching

  title={Strategies of bilingual teaching},
  author={J. Downing},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  • J. Downing
  • Published 1978
  • Psychology
  • International Review of Education
In many countries the question is posed — should school instruction be delivered in the pupils mother tongue (l1) or in another language (L2)? Cognitive problems may be aggravated or ameliorated by emotional or motivational tones.A frequently used strategy has been to impose the majority L2 on minority L1 speakers, sometimes with mass failure results. Even if L1 is acceptable, serious retardation in the development of literacy occurs when the initial instruction is delivered in L2. Even with… Expand
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