Presentation Title

FACILITATING JAPANESE-ENGLISH BILINGUALISM FOR JAPANESE CHILDREN IN WEST VIRGINIA

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Japanese, immersion-education, bilingualism

Biography

Catherine Wippel is a student at Marshall University majoring in Japanese education and Spanish education. Catherine has a variety of experiences working with foreign languages. She has volunteered at the Japanese Summer Camp in Cabell County and volunteered to teach Japanese to the kindergarten classes of Meadows Elementary for the past two years, as well as teaching Spanish in private schools part-time and tutoring English as a Second Language to international students. She has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, and Kyoto, Japan.

Major

Japanese Education, Japanese, Spanish Education, Spanish

Advisor for this project

Zelideth Rivas

Start Date

20-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:45 PM

Abstract

As globalism increases in this modern era, so increases the number of families living outside of their home country for purposes such as business obligations. However, an issue many fail to take into account with relocating for work are the various obstacles imposed on the children, such as attainment of a second language like English. This presents a grand opportunity for students to become fluent in a second language. However, some studies have shown that as a learner's proficiency in a second language increases, the proficiency in the native language can decrease (at rates that differ with age). Therefore, this paper will demonstrate the need for a Japanese-English language maintenance program which uses the enrichment education model of bilingual immersion education to satisfy the Common Underlying Proficiency Model and supports the growth of both English and Japanese language proficiency by examining the current options for Japanese-English language maintenance in West Virginia.

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Apr 20th, 1:30 PM Apr 20th, 2:45 PM

FACILITATING JAPANESE-ENGLISH BILINGUALISM FOR JAPANESE CHILDREN IN WEST VIRGINIA

As globalism increases in this modern era, so increases the number of families living outside of their home country for purposes such as business obligations. However, an issue many fail to take into account with relocating for work are the various obstacles imposed on the children, such as attainment of a second language like English. This presents a grand opportunity for students to become fluent in a second language. However, some studies have shown that as a learner's proficiency in a second language increases, the proficiency in the native language can decrease (at rates that differ with age). Therefore, this paper will demonstrate the need for a Japanese-English language maintenance program which uses the enrichment education model of bilingual immersion education to satisfy the Common Underlying Proficiency Model and supports the growth of both English and Japanese language proficiency by examining the current options for Japanese-English language maintenance in West Virginia.