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									  A Privilege and A Necessity
        Research Findings on
Early Language Learning Experiences

       Asian Languages BETAC
             Pat Lo, Director
Language Around The World

Percentage of Proficient Speakers of
         Another Language

         9% of Americans
        53% of Europeans
Language Around The World

        % of World uses 2 or more
               languages




 Monolinguals 1/3
                      Bilinguals &
                      Multilinguals 2/3



                             Crystal, 1997
Language Around The World




                    Children
                    learning to
  Children          speak only one
  learning to       language
  speak 2 or more         1/3
  languages
        2/3            UN Report,
                       2002
 Benefits of Being Bilingual

For the Adult
• Job opportunities
• Social circles
• Perspectives
• Appreciation and enjoyment
• Less likely to develop Alzheimer’s…
     Benefits of Being Bilingual

For the Young Child
• Enriches and enhances mental development
• Improves overall school performance and
  problem-solving skills
• Cultivates flexibility in thinking
• Creates opportunity to communicate with others
• Develops greater perspectives and appreciation
  for other cultures and the home culture
Cognitive Benefits of Knowing
    A Foreign Language

• Classification skills
• Concept formation
• Analytical and logical reasoning
• Visual-spatial skills
• Creativity
• Cognitive flexibility
                               Colin Baker, 1999
   Benefits for Maintaining
     the Home Language
All of the above, plus:
• Creates a healthy self-esteem
• Maintains close relationships with
  parents and grandparents
Research on Academic Success for
   Foreign Language Learners

Ohio State World Languages FLES Programs
• Toledo City Schools Study – two schools with
  FLES program significantly outperformed all
  other schools in 6th & 8th grade reading and
  math.
• Cincinnati City Schools Study – two schools
  with FLES and partial immersion programs
  outperformed schools without these programs.
Where is Ohio?
Research on Academic Success for
   Foreign Language Learners

Ohio State World Languages FLES Programs
• Columbus City Schools Study – two schools
  with immersion programs outperformed
  schools without these programs.
• Cleveland City Schools Study – a dual
  immersion program outperformed all other
  schools in 6th & 8th grade reading and math.
Research on Academic Success for
   Foreign Language Learners

College Bound Seniors: The 1992 Profile SAT
 and Achievement Test Takers
• SAT Verbal: Students with 4 or more years of
  foreign language study scored higher
• SAT Math: Students with 4 or more years of
  foreign language study scored about the same
  with those who studied 4 years of math
   Leaning a Language vs.
   Learning in a Language

• Contact time
• Depth and breadth of the target
  language
• Cultural exposure
                   Why Korean?

• Korea is ranked 14th in its Gross Domestic
  Product (GDP) or Purchasing Power Parity. – CIA
  the world Fact book

• The nation's GDP per capita has grown from
  only $100 in 1963 to a record-breaking $10,000
  in 1995 to $24,600 in 2007.
• Korea is eager to enter the world political arena.
• There are few educational institutions offering
  Korean language programs.

								
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