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A Non-Graded Foreign Language Program in the Elementary School, an Experiment

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Title: A Non-Graded Foreign Language Program in the Elementary School, an Experiment
Authors: Uyehara, Danielle
Advisor: Sato, Esther
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: During the summer of 1971 I conducted a French class for Elementary School students in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group of students included children from the first through the sixth grade levels. The purpose of this experiment was to test the feasibility of a non-graded Foreign Language program in the Elementary School. In view of the extensive Foreign Language program at the Intermediate and High Schools levels in Hawaii, the lack of Foreign Language classes in the State’s Elementary School curriculum was an additional incentive for the study. Before describing the experiment per se, a review of the professional literature is appropriate in order to outline the advantages of learning a Foreign Language at an early age and the problems of implementing FLES* programs. Non-graded curricula in the Elementary School and in High School Foreign Language classes will also be examined because they may serve as models for non-graded FLES classes.
Pages/Duration: iii, 36 pages
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