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Open your Program to World Languages: Innovation for Enhanced Learning
Annie Rooney French Ph.D.Early Childhood InstituteJune 29, 2017Slide2
Setting the stage
The preschool classroom
Setting the Stage
We live in a global society.
US Census Bureau
2016 Kentucky population
More than 200,000 people speak another language at home
More than 100,000 speak Spanish
More than 50,000 speak Indo-European languages like French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Serbo-Croatian…
More than 32,000 speak Asian and Pacific Island languages like Chinese, Japanese, Korean…
More than 14,000 speak other languages like Native North American, African Languages, Arabic…
Some of the languages that are being taught in Kentucky’s schools
KDE has a visiting teacher program
Teacher are already coming to Kentucky from Spain and China.
Visiting International Teacher programs
It includes both
World Languages and Dual Language
It is possible to request preschool teachers from these countries.
Other visiting teacher programs
Chinese Guest Teacher Program
will be open in Dec. 2017
U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Teachers of Critical Languages Program
will be open in Dec. 2017
What the research showshttps
There is evidence that early language learning improves cognitive functioning.
There is a correlation between bilingualism and
the offset of age related cognitive losses, Attention control on cognitive tasks
Problem solving abilities
Improved verbal and spatial abilities
Enhanced Social emotional abilitiesSlide17
The Preschool Classroom
Speakers of other language in Kentucky’s Preschool Program
Top Language spoken by families of preschoolers:
Spanish – 1,183
Arabic - 102
Burmese - 86
Bosnian - 39
Guajarati - 37
Nepali - 27
The preschool classroom
Where could we add “enrichments”Large group timeMusicBooksMath
Resources for English Learners
Kentucky is a WIDA state. www.wida.usKindergarten EL children take the WAPT screener speaking and listening.Free resources for preschool and K-12 are available on the WIDA website, such as the “Can Do Descriptors” and parent resources.
Teacher Alicia Vinson and Suzanna the Iguana
All 60 episodes are downloadable for free!
There is also a teacher’s guide and other activities that are downloadable.
Arte y MasSlide26
: Abrir, cerrar - Serie infantile
57 minutes of songs in Spanish, starting with the “wheels of the bus”. It includes many traditional children’s songs translated into Spanish.
Google Translate – English – Chinesehttps://translate.google.com/#
Pinterest ideas for Chinese New Yearhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnuZlt8pOQwChinese Nursery Rhyme Song :Big Small A lot – no English
but very entertaining.
China music with translations and pinyin
shows are about relating to each other and problem
Additional Chinese resources
from KET – search for Chinese, PreK & Khttps://ket.pbslearningmedia.org/search/?q=Chinese&selected_facets=grades_exact%3APreK&selected_facets=grades_exact%3AK&selected_facets=&selected_facets
From the Confucius Institute
University of Kentucky Confucius
Western Kentucky University Confucius Institute http://ci-wku.org/
Japanese with videoshttp://www.japanesejoy.com/easy-songs/
Japan America Society of Kentucky:
OutreachJASK has developed an educational outreach program with the Lexington Public Library. JASK accepts applications from schools, libraries, youth groups, etc., to present this free program to children around Kentucky. The modules include
Japanese holidays, Japanese crafts, Japanese stories and folktales, and our popular "Day in the life of a Japanese Student
Sign Language for Preschool
Baby Sign Language
Directed toward teachers and administrators.
Future plans for using these videos with KET to include ASL in the KET World Languages Toolkit
KDE ASL Survival Toolkit
and drink signs
American Sign Language (ASL)Slide31
American Association of Teachers of French
Resources, resources, resources!
Other world languages
Songs & Rhymes by listed by dozens of languages http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=elJuba this and Juba that, Historical African
The Arabic alphabet song
ITen in the bed
children’s song in
“I want to hold your hand” in Germanhttps://
When speaking in a world language, don’t immediately translate into English. The students will stop trying to understand the other language.Focus on communication rather than correctness of the language.
What experiences could you share with the group?34Slide35
35Annie Rooney French, Preschool Consultant
502-564-7056 x 4736
Alfonso de Torres, World Language Consultant
502-564-2106 x 4134Slide36