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Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Sign Language on Second Language Acquisition

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research project examined the effects of sign language on the ability of primary students to learn new Spanish vocabulary in a bilingual Montessori classroom. The research took place at a public charter Montessori school in Washington, District of Columbia. Twenty-seven primary school aged children were included in this seven-week study. Sources of data collection included a parent-teacher questionnaire, a baseline assessment, daily observation logs, a daily checklist, a weekly journal, and a summative assessment. Students were grouped by Spanish fluency and taught eight different vocabulary words in Spanish. Half of the words were taught alongside a sign in American Sign Language and the other half were taught without an accompanying sign. The summative assessment data showed that students of all ages displayed a significant increase in their ability to recall new Spanish vocabulary words that were introduced with an accompanying sign in American Sign Language. Future research could examine the roles of sign language and gesturing in helping children recall vocabulary in the long-term.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016

Article

Language Flowering, Language Empowering: 20 Ways Parents and Teachers Can Assist Young Children

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 13, no. 4

Pages: 31–35

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Language and the Montessori Philosophy: Whole Language? Phonics?

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 6, no. 3

Pages: 14–15

Language acquisition, Language acquisition - Phonetics, Language experience approach in education, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

Games: Language Games and Language Instructions

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: The Constructive Triangle (1965-1973), vol. 3, no. 3

Pages: 1-10

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Language: English

ISSN: 0010-700X

Article

[Mary Rogers] Kravchuk Shows How Language Works [Language Works company]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 11, no. 4

Pages: 16

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

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Task-based Language Learning in Bilingual Montessori Elementary Schools: Customizing Foreign Language Learning and Promoting L2 Speaking Skills

Available from: Universität Bern (Switzerland)

Publication: Linguistik Online, vol. 54, no. 4

Pages: 69-83

Bilingualism, Language acquisition

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Abstract/Notes: Foreign language learning has been a part of German elementary schools for several years now. Montessori schools focusing on individual learning, i.e. mostly independent from the teacher and based on auto-education, interest, and free choice, are also asked to teach an L2. The original lack of a concept of L2 learning for this environment has brought forth different approaches. Bilingual education seems to be feasible and applicable in Montessori education. The downside to this is that even in a bilingual classroom the Montessori way of learning may not allow for very much oral production of the foreign language. The role of L2 production (cf. Swain 1985, 1995, 2005) for language acquisition has been theoretically claimed and empirically investigated. Output can have a positive influence on L2 learning (cf. e.g. Izumi 2002, Keck et al. 2006). This also applies to interaction (cf. Long 1996), where negotiation of meaning and modified output are factors supporting L2 development (cf. e.g. de la Fuente 2002, McDonough 2005). Task-based Language Learning (TBLL) presents itself as one way to promote oral language production and to provide opportunities for meaning-negotiation. Especially tasks with required information exchange and a closed outcome have been shown to be beneficial for the elicitation of negotiation of meaning and modified output. This paper argues that TBLL is a promising approach for the facilitation of L2 production and thus the development of speaking skills in a Montessori context. It also hypothesizes that TBLL can be implemented in a bilingual Montessori environment while still making the Montessori way of learning possible. Different tasks on various topics, examples of which are presented in this article, can lay the foundation for this. Offering such tasks in a bilingual Montessori elementary classroom promises to foster language production and the use of communication strategies like negotiation of meaning, both being facilitative for L2 acquisition. This hypothesis remains to be tested in future research.

Language: German

DOI: 10.13092/lo.54.284

ISSN: 1615-3014

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Box 6, Folder 12 - Lecture Outlines, 1962-ca.1963 - “Montessori not Primarily a Method of Education”; “The Incarnation of Language”; “Mental Development in Infancy”

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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Box 16, Folder 11 - Notes, ca. 1929-1948 - "Maths" [Decimals; Arithmetic; Education for Democracy; Fractions; Two Points;Dominated by History; S. Periods in Development; Language; Seasonal Materials; Study of Numbers, Triangles; Teaching Religion; Geography, Geometry, Money Sums, Literature; Multiplication; Fractions, Teaching Notes; Mathematics; Groups]

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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Box 16, Folder 12 - Notes, ca. 1929-1948 - "Mathematics" [Decimals; Arithmetic; Education for Democracy; Fractions; Two Points;Dominated by History; S. Periods in Development; Language; Seasonal Materials; Study of Numbers, Triangles; Teaching Religion; Geography, Geometry, Money Sums, Literature; Multiplication; Fractions, Teaching Notes; Mathematics; Groups]

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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Box 14, Folder 2 - Notebooks, ca. 1929-1940 - "Grammar Development as part of Language for Young Children"

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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