For my essay3 I am mainly focusing on both things, positive side of English as an official language and positive side of bilingual education. For that I gone a chose supporting data from every articles. I am gone try to put some data from the videos too. But for now I only chose these quotations
- “if one defines fluency as the ability to speak, understand, read. And write well no second-generation group was fluent in its mother tongue by age 17”.
- In an attempt to shed light on this relationship, psychologists Kenji Hakuta and Rafael Diaz examined Puerto Rican students in New Haven, Connecticut. They discovered that bilingualism at an early age influenced subsequent cognitive development.
- These huge misconceptions are at the root of U.S. English’s arguments dismissing bilingual education, literacy learning, and immigrant involvement for a mythologized monolingual United States, which are bad ideas for all writers in a democratic society.
- The truth is that immigrants to the United States learn English faster today than at any point in history. Historically, immigrants to the U.S. transitioned from home languages to English within three generations. Today, this time-frame has been compressed for some immigrant groups to a single generation.