ETH 125 Week 7 CheckPoint

Apr 17th, 2015
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The Official Language MovementAxia College of University of PhoenixYour name here The Official Language MovementWebsite one: According to Bender (2006) the English and English-Only movements were apparent during the early 1900s. Nebraska was one of the first states to pass a constitutional amendment declaring English the official language. This movement actually started because anti-German sentiments. Other states soon followed suit. By 1923, thirty four of the states had passed similar laws. The English and English-only movement started to lose some of its momentum by the end of the1980's. Many of the bills in congress have not made it past committee hearings. Website two: ' In 1979 the President's Commission of Foreign Language and International Studies released its report on Americans' "scandalous" lack of foreign language ability Not one state had foreign language requirements for high-school graduation, and many did not even require schools to offer foreign language instruction. Meanwhile, bilingual education was coming under close scrutiny' (Draper & Jimenez, 2006, p3). This website gives a year by year time frame of how states have taken steps against Bilingual Education Act of 1968.Website three: 'The native language and second language are complementary rather than mutually exclusive. Further, native language proficiency is a powerful predictor of the rapidity of second language development." Hakuta (1990). Accordin

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