Navigation Links
Foreign children take at least 6 years to learn the language used in school
Date:9/21/2011

There are now more and more foreign children in the classroom, and many of them speak a different language to that of their sociolinguistic environment. A study by the University of Gerona has assessed the knowledge of Catalan and Spanish amongst these children and confirms that they take at least six years to acquire the same language levels as native pupils. Researchers propose a new system that has proven successful in other countries as a way of stopping language from becoming a barrier to academic development.

"Along with previous studies, we have assessed every stage of nursery and primary education and there is a significant difference between the native and foreign pupils when it comes to their knowledge of the languages used in schools (Spanish and Catalan)," says Jos Ignacio Vila, head of Developmental and Educational Psychology and researcher and the University of Gerona.

Vila and his team assessed the knowledge of Catalan and Spanish of 153 Arabic-speaking pupils, 45 Romanian pupils and 259 Spanish-speaking students from Latin America in their final year of primary school (11-12 years old), all from 72 classes in 52 schools in Catalonia, Spain. All of the pupils had been schooled in this autonomous community since nursery age, and those who joined during primary school had been previously schooled in their own countries.

"Initially we selected 57 schools from a list provided by the Catalan Government of the 570 public schools across Catalonia that have more than 10% of foreign students. The selection process followed two criteria: percentage of foreign students in the classroom and the language of the school (either Catalan or Spanish)", he explains.

Within this selection, only 52 schools taught Romanian, Latin American or Arab students. Some 69% of pupils attended predominantly Spanish-speaking schools and 31% attended schools that use Catalan more habitually. Researchers assessed the children by testing the
'/>"/>

Contact: Jos Ignacio Vila Mendiburu
ignasi.vila@udg.edu
34-972-418-254
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New translator app makes sense of foreign-language food menus
2. Optimum tax on foreign fishing in Africa protects stocks and domestic fishing
3. Host or foreign -- the bodys frontline defense mechanism understood
4. Ravenous foreign pests threaten national treasures
5. Researchers: EPA should recognize environmental impact of protecting foreign oil
6. US tax breaks subsidize foreign oil production
7. Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide
8. Stress drives alcoholics children to drink
9. Study finds an increase of children accidentally poisoned with pharmaceuticals
10. Innovating to improve women and childrens health
11. Developing technologies to improve the treatment of craniosynostosis in children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Foreign children take at least 6 years to learn the language used in school
(Date:7/9/2014)... Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to ... declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees and snakes. ... published in the prestigious journal Nature ... resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in ... is important because it is the basis of ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Rochelle, NY, July 9, 2014Biofuels derived from the oils ... to fossil fuels. To achieve this goal, optimization of ... in open pond systems, is needed. Sapphire Energy has ... of open pond algae cultivation systems, described in ... Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have ... in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of ... expand the number of possible therapeutic targets for ... of patients with treatable mutations because many potent ... , TCGA is jointly funded and managed by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):USF study: Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus 2Controlling contamination in open algae ponds for biofuels 2Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer 2Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer 3
... potentially life-threatening challenge characterized by pauses in breathing that ... prematurity (AOP) affects more than 50 percent of premature ... preemies. Caused in part by an underdeveloped central nervous ... womb, especially during sleep, AOP is not yet fully ...
... or the American Chemical Society as publisher of this report. ... time in the United States, researchers are reporting in a ... fresh and canned food as well as food wrapped in ... almost 1,000 times lower than the "tolerable daily intake" levels ...
... study by the team headed by Llus Ribas de Pouplana, ... Barcelona), has been chosen as "Paper of the week" in ... , which is already available online. The article describes the ... melanogaster (fruit fly) that is crucial for mitochondria. The ...
Cached Biology News:UMass Medical School study points to genetic link in apnea of prematurity 2Scientists at IRB Barcelona discover a new protein critical for mitochondria 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014   Niagara Thermal Products is proud ... BioBlower Technologies LLC ("B3") as the critical thermal component ... from the Army Corps of Engineers.  B3 has developed ... biological contaminants and destroys VOCs and other chemical pollutants, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... perspectives on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... a path for biosimilar drug development, however the complex ... regards to quality, safety and efficacy extremely challenging. Based ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 DTS Language Services, Inc ... Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need document translations. ... subject matter of their documents in advance with a selection ... time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in clinical and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , Time: 6 p.m. – ... Warrington, Pa. , Details: The Hepatitis B Foundation, ... cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life ... on Friday, April 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Niagara Thermal Products LLC Selected as Critical Supplier for Buffalo BioBlower Air Purification Systems 2Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2
... to Exceed $8 Billion Globally by 2012VENTURA, Calif., ... a continuous, integrated and wearable remote patient monitoring ... executive officer Howard Baker will present at the ... the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel in San ...
... 7 Nuvelo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: NUVO ) ... approved,the issuance of Nuvelo Common Stock pursuant to ... between Nuvelo, ARCA biopharma and a Nuvelo,subsidiary. Nuvelo,s ... until January 23, 2009, to solicit additional proxies ...
... settled in for the,winter months and since the common ... days of school and work, now is the time ... Immunity Enhanced Beverage is designed,to do just that. , ... Products, Immunity Enhanced,Beverage is a ready-to-drink liquid supplement intended ...
Cached Biology Technology:VivoMetrics to Present at the 2009 Biotech Showcase 2VivoMetrics to Present at the 2009 Biotech Showcase 3Nuvelo Shareholders Approve Issuance of Common Stock Pursuant to Merger Agreement With ARCA biopharma 2Nuvelo Shareholders Approve Issuance of Common Stock Pursuant to Merger Agreement With ARCA biopharma 3Nuvelo Shareholders Approve Issuance of Common Stock Pursuant to Merger Agreement With ARCA biopharma 4Nuvelo Shareholders Approve Issuance of Common Stock Pursuant to Merger Agreement With ARCA biopharma 5Innovative Beverage Products Launches New Product Designed to Enhance the Body's Immune Defense 2
DAPI: 4', 6-Diamino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride. Antifade Solution: p-Phenylenediamine and glycerol in PBS solution. 0.4g/mL DAPI suspended in Antifade....
... 13(S)-HODE-d4 contains 4 deuterium atoms at the ... intended for use as an internal standard for ... spectrometry. 13(S)-HODE is produced by incubation of linoleic ... been shown to inhibit the adhesion of tumor ...
...
...
Biology Products: