Bilingual Education and Teaching Group Contract

Fall 1999 Syllabus

Faculty: Evelia Romano Thuesen. Sem. 3113, ext. # 6434, e-mail: romanoe

Library Faculty: Ernestine Kimbro. Lib. 2300L, ext. # 6258, e-mail: kimbroe

Secretary: Julie Douglas. Sem. 3127, ext. # 6550/5427, e-mail: douglasj

Description    Reading list     AssignmentsWeek by Week Schedule

Course description

During fall quarter we will explore several theoretical issues related to, and preparatory for, the study of bilingual education and teaching in the following order: first and second language acquisition, the bilingual individual and the bilingual community, cultural and social issues related to bilingualism, language diversity and multiculturalism, and an introduction to bilingual education and the politics of bilingualism. A three-hour workshop each week will be devoted to the study of second language teaching, with particular consideration of different theories and methodologies. In addition, an Advanced Spanish module will be offered during fall and winter quarters.


Schedule: A typical week

 Day         Monday         Tuesday         Wednesday          Thursday
 Place          L 1308     L 2116 / 2221            L 2130            L 2221 / 3402
 AM    10:00 - 12:00 Lecture       10: 00 - 12:00
    9:30 - 11:30 Seminar
 PM       1:00 - 3:00 Lecture     12:30 - 2:30  Spanish  12:00 - 1:00 Garfield Group Coordination     3:30 - 5:30 Spanish

NOTE: We will have regular meetings during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week, which will allow us to end the quarter one week earlier. Students should stay on Campus until Wednesday afternoon of Thanksgiving week.


Students will be in charge of presenting the week's readings and leading the discussion around principal concepts every Thursday. Students in charge of presentations are expected to research the theme for achieving a thorough understanding of the material and providing more material for discussion. Seminars will focus on the analysis of the readings, enriched by the information provided in lectures and seminar discussion.

Seminar presentations and participation in discussion are important requirements for receiving full credit.

Field trips

During Fall quarter we will visit some local examples of bilingual programs. The participation in the field trips is compulsory and students must make all necessary arrangements to assure their attendance to these events.

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Papers : One short response paper to readings and lectures will be required during this quarter. The due date for the first paper will be Thursday of fourth week.

Midterm take-home exam: At the beginning of sixth week, students will receive the exam. It will require substantial library research of material beyond that covered in class in order to be completed satisfactorily. The exam's due date will be Tuesday of the seventh week and late exams will not be accepted or corrected.

Presentation: Each student will choose a subject for a final presentation by the fourth week of the quarter. They will turn in a preliminary description and bibliography in the ninth week. At the end of Fall quarter, students will give an interim oral report on their research which will continue through Winter quarter and conclude in a research paper and oral presentation. Students will have the opportunity to share and discuss their projects in seminar during Fall quarter.

Workshop Portfolio: Students will keep an organized portfolio containing all activities and assignments completed for the workshop on teaching language methodology. Students will turn their portfolios at the end of week nine for evaluation.

Deadlines are sacred and no exemptions will be made under any circumstance.

Credit, evaluation and conferences

All the activities mentioned above are absolutely required in order to receive full credit. Incomplete assignments and work performed at a poor level will not be awarded credit. BET is an upper division program, however upper division credit will only be awarded to students whose work demonstrates learning at an advanced level. Credits will be awarded in linguistics (language acquisition), education, bilingual education theory and teaching methodology. I will schedule individual conferences with students during week six to discuss their performance and final projects. Evaluations and conferences at the end of Fall quarter will be optional for continuing students.

If students have problems with any aspect of the program's contents or activities, it is their responsibility to contact the faculty immediately in order to face difficulties squarely instead of letting them worsen.

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Reading list

Acton, William R. and Judith Walker de Felix. "Acculturation and Mind." Culture Bound. Bridging the cultural gap in language teaching. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 20-32.

Bialystok, Ellen, and Kenji Hakuta. In Other Words. The Science and Psychology of Second Language Acquisition. New York: Basic Books, 1994.

Baron, Naomi. Growing Up with Language. How Children Learn to Talk. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc, 1992.

Brown, Douglas H. "Learning a Second Culture". Culture Bound. Bridging the cultural gap in language teaching. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 33-48.

Celce-Murcia, Marianne, ed. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. 2ed. Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 1991.

Fishman, Joshua A. "Bilingualism and Biculturism as Individual and as Societal Phenomena." Bilingual Education for Hispanic Students in the United State. Eds. Joshua Fishman and Gary D. Keller. New York: Teachers College Press, 1982. 23-37.

Genesee, Fred, ed. Educating Second Language Children: The Whole Child, the Whole Curriculum, the Whole Community.Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Grosjean, François. Life in two languages. An Introduction to Bilingualism. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Gutiérrez, Fernando José. "Bicultural Personality Development: a Process Model." Advances in Bilingual Education Research. Eds. Eugene García and Raymond V. Padilla. Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1985. 96-124.

Katchan, Olga. "Early Bilingualism: Friend or Foe." Knowledge and Language. Eds. I. Kurcz, G.W. Shugar and J.H. Danks. Advances in Psychology 39. Amsterdam: North Holland, 1986. 667-690.

McKay, Sandra and Sau-ling Cynthia Wong. Language Diversity, Problem or Resource? Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 1988.

Ovando, Carlos J. and Virginia Collier. Bilingual and ESL Classrooms. Teaching in Multicultural Contexts. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1998.

Porter, Rosalie Pedalino. Forked Tongue. The Politics of Bilingual Education.2 ed. New Brunswick & London: Transaction Publishers, 1996.

Reyhner, Jon. "American Indian languages and United States language policy". The State of Minority Language.Eds. W. Fase,K. Jaspaert and S. Kroon. Lisse: Swets and Zeitlinger, 1995.

---, ed. Teaching American Indian Students. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. Part I "Multicultural Education", and other selected chapters..

Shrum. Judith L. and Eileen W. Glisan. Teacher’s Handbook. Contextualized Language Instruction. 2nd ed. United States: Heinle & Heinle, 2000.

Recommended readings (supplementary.)

Language Acquisition (Weeks 1-3)

Beebe, Leslie, ed. Issues in Second Language Acquisition. Multiple Perspectives. Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 1988.

Bloom, Paul, ed. Language Acquisition. Core Readings. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, 1994.

Freeman, David and Yvonne Freeman. Between Worlds. Access to Second Language Acquisition.Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994.

Krashen, Stephen. Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning. New York: Pergamon Press, 1981.

Hakuta, Kenji. Mirror of Language: The Debate on Bilingualism. New York: Basic Books, 1986.

Lyon, Jean. Becoming Bilingual. Language Acquisition in a Bilingual Community. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1996

Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (Weeks 3-5 and 7-10)

August, Diane and Kenji Hakuta, eds. Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children. A Research Agenda. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997

Baker, Collin. Key Issues in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Clevendon: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1988.

Bilingual Education Office. Beyond Language: social and cultural factors in schooling language minority students. Los Angeles: Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, California State University, 1986.

Brisk, María Estela. Bilingual Education: From Compensatory to Quality Schooling. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Pub., 1998.

Faltis, Christian J. and Sarah J. Hudelson. Bilingual Education in Elementary and Secondary School Communities. Toward Understanding and Caring. Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Fishman, Joshua and Gary Keller. Bilingual Education for Hispanic Students in the United States. New York: Teachers College Press, 1982.

Lee, Stacey. Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype. Listening to Asian American Youth. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996.

Reyhner, Jon, ed. Teaching Indigenous Languages.Flagstaff : Northern Arizona University, Center for Excellence in Education, 1997.

---, ed. Teaching the Indian child: a bilingual / multicultural approach. 2nd ed. Billings, MT : Eastern Montana College, c1988.

Young, Robert W. "English as a Second Language for Navajos." Teaching the Bilingual. New Methods and Old Traditions. Ed. Frank Pialorsi. Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1974. 127-137.

Minority Language Communities and Education (Weeks 4-7)

Ambert, Alba N. and María D. Álvarez. Puerto Rican Children on the Mainland. Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Garland, 1992. (Part I, II and III)

Dupris, Joseph C. "The National Impact of Multicultural Education: A Renaissance of Native American Indian Culture through Tribal Self-Determination and Indian Control of Indian Education." Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Bilingual Bicultural Education,Seattle, 4-9 May 1979. Ed. Phillip C. Gonzales. Virginia: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1981. 69-78.

Carger, Chris Liska. Of Borders and Dreams: a Mexican American Experience of Urban Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996.

Ford, Alexis, Festus E. Obiakor, and James M. Pattton, eds. Effective Education of African American Exceptional Learners. New Perspectives. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed, 1995. Chapter 4.

Miller Cleary, Linda and Thomas D. Peacock. Collected Wisdom. American Indian Education. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. Chapter 5.

Nakanishi, Don T. and Tina Yamano Nishida. The Asian American Educational Experience. A Source Book for Teachers and Students. New York & London: Routledge, 1995. Part II and III.

Reyhner, Jon, ed. Teaching Indigenous Languages. Flagstaff : Northern Arizona University, Center for Excellence in Education, 1997.

---, ed. Teaching the Indian child : a bilingual / multicultural approach. 2nd ed. Billings, MT : Eastern Montana College, c1988.

Rodríguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory. The Education of Richard Rodríguez. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

---. An Argument with My Mexican Father. New York: Penguin, 1992.

Sedillo López, Antoinette, ed. Latino Language and Education. New York & London: Garland, 1995.

Spring, Joel. Deculturalizationand the Struggle for Equality. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

More on Language and Teaching (Weeks 7-10)

McKay, Sandra L. and Nancy Hornberger, eds. Sociolinguisticsand Language Teaching. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Omaggio, Alice. Teaching Language in Context. 2 ed. Boston: Heinle & Heinle,1993.

Ramírez, Arnulfo. Creating Contexts for Second Language Acquisition. Theory and Methods. New York: Longman Pub., 1995.

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Week 1

September 27
Lecture: Course guidelines and introduction.
              Some definitions of language and language acquisition.

September 28
Lecture: First Language Acquisition Process: Overview. Language and Learning.
Video: Playing the language game

September 29
Workshop: Teaching a second or foreign language: Introduction.

September 30

Baron’s Growing Up with Language. How Children Learn to Talk.



Week 2

October 4
Lecture: Second Language Acquisition: Overview. External and Internal Factors.

October 5
Guest Lecture by Magda Costantino, Director, Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement: " Language and Literacy Development".

October 6

Acton, William R. and Judith Walker de Felix. "Acculturation and Mind. " Brown, Douglas H. "Learning a Second     Culture". Shru &  Glisan’s Teacher’sHandbook.Contextualized Language Instruction. (TH): Chapters 1 & 2.



October 7
Seminar:  (This link will take you to the seminar folder waiting for your comment in our conference room)
                 Bialystok and Hakuta’s In Other Words. The Science and Psychology of Second Language Acquisition.
                Ernestine Kimbro: Introduction to library resources and research methodologies.
            Leaders: Tamara Worline, Cara Nyman, Janith Pewitt

Week 3

October 11
Lecture: Guest Lecture by Jacob Leonisio.
                Video: Brain and Language.

October 12
Lecture: Introduction to Bilingualism. The Bilingual Child.

October 13
Discussion: Celce-Murcia' s Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (TESFL). 1-46. Activities.
                    Discussion of students’ interests and possibilities to work in the community.

October 14

Grosjean' s Life with Two Languages. An Introduction to Bilingualism:Chapters 4, 5 and 6.
 Katchan, Olga. "Early Bilingualism: Friend or Foe."
Leaders: María Rodríguez, Anna Severn, Dalya Perez, Jessica Bowditch



Week 4

October 18
Lecture: The Bilingual Speech Community.

October 19
Lecture and Video: Bilingualism among Hispanics.

October 20
Discussion: TESFL: 46-77. TH: Chapter 3. Activities. Guest Speakers: Hugo Flores & Marcela Abadi.

October 21

Grosjean' s Life with two languages. Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Fishman, Joshua A. "Bilingualism and Biculturism as
Individual  and as Societal Phenomena."
Gutiérrez, Fernando José. "Bicultural Personality Development: a Process Model."
Leaders: Joseph Kovacs, Gilda Houck, Natasha Morgan

Response paper I due on Thursday October 21, along with a brief paragraph stating the subjects for final presentations

Week 5

October 25
Lecture: Guest Lecture by Heesoon Jun : "Bilingualism and Biculturalism: A Psychological Perspective."

October 26
Lecture: Guest Lecture: Minh-Anh Hodge, Elementary Education Director, Tacoma
              School District: "Language and Education in the Asian-American Community."

October 27
Discussion: TESFL: 79 -167. TH: Chapters 6 & 8. Activities. Guest speaker: Ellen Shortt, Mason County Literacy, and CIELO Project.

October 28

McKay, Sandra and Sau-ling Cynthia Wong. Language Diversity, Problem or Resource?

           Leaders: Juniper Vojta, Christine Jaynes, Erin Day, Sarah-Jean Galiher

Week 6

November 1
Lecture: Guest Lecture: "Bilingualism and Education in the Native American Community."

November 2: Students receive the midterm take-home exam.

McKay and Wong' s Language Diversity, Problem or Resource?
Reyhner, Jon. "American Indian languages and United States language policy."
Reyhner, Jon. Teaching American Indian Students (Selection).
Leaders: Courtney Haedt, Samuel Cooke.



Students should schedule individual conferences with faculty during this week.

Week 7

November 8
Lecture: Guest Lecture by Stephanie Donchey, teacher and ESL Coordinator, Centralia School District: "ESL classroom".

November 9
Lecture: Attitude toward Languages and Bilingualism.

November 10
Discussion: TESFL 167-312. TH: Chapters 7 & 9. Activities. Guest speaker: Melody Borcheding, ESL teacher, Garfield Elementary School.

November 11

Porter’s ForkedTongue. The Politics of Bilingual Education.

              Leaders: Porshah Dayton, Nicole Mills, Kim Clark, Jennifer Rundle.

Take-home exam due on Monday, November 8, at noon.

Week 8

November 15
Lecture: Bilingualism and Education. Justifications of Bilingual Education

November 16
Lecture: Bilingual and ESL programs: Similarities and Differences. Video.

November 17
Discussion: TESFL: 313- 360. Activities. Guest speakers from the EF International School of English.

November 18

Genesee’s Educating Second Language Children: Chapters 1, 2 & 12. Discussion of students' projects.

           Leaders: Madina Cavendish, Sahnnon McKeown, Heather Shauvin, Peter Wyrick.

Week 9

November 22
Lecture: Needs, Policy and Programs in Bilingual Education.
              Presentation on Bilingual Education by Helen Valdes, Supervisor Bilingual Education, OSPI.

November 23
Seminar: Ovando and Collier' s Bilingual and ESL Classrooms.
           Leaders: Rene Marchington and Eliza Smit.

November 24
Discussion: How to plan a class.

Interim descriptions and bibliographies of projects due on Tuesday, November 23.

November 29
Lecture: Students' preliminary report on projects
Workshop notebooks due today.

November 30
Lecture: Students' preliminary report on projects

December 1
Seminar: Student's preliminary report on projects.

December 2
Visit to the Sheridan International School of Languages: Immersion program in Spanish, Japanese and French.

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