Date of Defense
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Robert Griffin
Dr. Camille Vandeberg
As a French and Elementary Education major, I strongly urge and support the implementation of a foreign language program in elementary schools. Each day, as I become more and more proficient in the French language, I often wonder how much more proficient I would be if I had begun the language study during my elementary years. I truly believe my fears of speaking incorrectly, my initial pronunciation difficulties, and naivety of the world around me would have been diminished immensely. The benefits and outcomes of elementary foreign language programs uphold the propositions of the various programs. Therefore, administrators, educators, parents, and students need to be informed of the benefits, goals, costs, and other program models to enhance the progress or implementation of foreign languages in elementary schools.
Dobbick, Kelly M., "A Step Toward the Future: Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools" (1993). Honors Theses. 981.
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