The relation between high school study of foreign languages and ACT English and mathematics performance. Some memory techniques make use of visual memory, for example the method of locia system of visualising key information in real physical locations e. In conclusion, it appears that the effect of foreign language study makes itself felt more in the area of vocabulary development than it does in that of English structure use.
In comparing year-old bilinguals to English monolinguals on tasks in English, the bilingual skilled readers scored higher on word-reading and spelling tasks than the monolingual skilled readers, although no differences were found on psuedoword reading tasks, working memory, or oral cloze tasks.
The Modern Language Journal, 47 1 There is evidence that language learners transfer skills from one language to another. Compared the academic performance of 1st- 2nd- and 3rd graders in a foreign language partial immersion program with that of 1, students in the same grades and with similar demographics, but not in an immersion program.
A total of students were followed over a three-year period beginning with the school year and ending in There was no significant difference in reading scores.
Further, by fifth grade, the math scores of language students were also higher than those of students not studying a foreign language. With replicating the emotion an individual is more likely to recall more information if they are in the same state of mind when in class.
One of the most basic approaches to learning any information is simply to repeat it by rote. A series of word reading, pseudoword reading, spelling, working memory, and oral cloze tasks were administered in each language.
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One classroom received Spanish instruction for 25 minutes per day for the spring semester, while the other class followed the regular curriculum with no foreign language instruction.
Examines the correlation between high school foreign language study and success in college. A review of research. The first two years. Results showed that, as expected, language brokering was positively related to biculturalism, and in turn, both of these variables were positively related to academic performance.
Comparison of verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT and California Achievement Test CAT scores of high school students who had or had not taken at least one year of foreign language study supported the conclusion that length of foreign language study was positively related to high SAT verbal scores.
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Journal of Educational Psychology, 92 1 They received a thirty-minute lesson each day 5 days per week taught by a Latin specialist. In each case, the Latin students showed significant gains over the control group. The Stanford Achievement Test was given as a pre-test at the beginning of the school year, and an alternate form of the test was given at the end of the school year.
Found that those who studied Latin, French, German, or Spanish in high school may be expected to perform better academically in college than students of equal academic ability who do not take a foreign language. Tangible benefits of the study of Latin: The author concludes that foreign language instruction does not hinder academic achievement.
The effect of foreign language study in high school on verbal ability as measured by the scholastic aptitude test-verbal. None of the DI groups showed deficits in 1st-language development or academic achievement.
Students receiving Spanish instruction scored higher than the control group in language skills, work study skills, and arithmetic, but the difference was not statistically significant.
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