Assessing Language Development in Bilingual Preschool Children

Barry McLaughlin, Gesi Antoinette Blanchard, Yuka Osanai

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments Full Text

Summary:

This paper begins with a discussion of the importance of children's language background in preparing for second language learning. Issues in the language development of bilingual children are then discussed, followed by issues in language assessment. A procedure is proposed for assessing language development in bilingual preschool children. The six steps in this procedure are as follows: Making a Plan; Collecting Information; The Portfolio; Narrative Summary; Meeting with Family and Staff; and Curriculum Development. Other important components in the assessment process are discussed in brief, including staff development, accountability, and parent participation. 

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments Full Text

Bibliographic Information:

Barry McLaughlin, Gesi Antoinette Blanchard, Yuka Osanai. Assessing Language Development in Bilingual Preschool Children (1995). NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]: Washington, DC. (22 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs [OBEMLA]

Language:

Formats Available: Printed Material

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments Full Text

Availability:

(Available online - click on "full text/excerpts" button - or contact producer for paper copy. Alternative phone number:
202-467-0867; alternative fax number 202-467-4283 )

NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]
The George Washington University
Center for the Study of Language and Education
Washington, DC
20037

URL: http://www.ncela.us

Languages Available:

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments Full Text

Users' Comments:

If you have used this item and would like to comment on it, please send a message With your comments to the CLAS Webmaster. In your message, please indicate the title, author, and CLAS Accession Number (see Bibliographic Information above) for the document.



CLAS Search Page | Search CLAS Materials | CLAS Home Page | CLAS Webmaster