Native Language Music, founded in 1996 by musicians Joe Sherbanee and Theo Bishop, is an independent adult contemporary record company based in Southern California that produces, markets, and distributes premium jazz, world, and new age music. Its artist roster includes Warren Hill, Dan Siegel, Jeff Kashiwa, Andy Snitzer, Sara Gazarek, Turning Point, and Gerry Niewood. For more information, visit http://www.nativelanguage.com
First language (nativelanguage, mother tongue, or vernacular) is the language a person learns first.
Good skills in nativelanguage are essential for further learning, as nativelanguage is thought to be a base of thinking.
In his case, similar to those of children who learn the language of the family which is different from the language of the environment (the 'official' language), it is questionable to say which language is his 'mother tongue'.
The optimal environment for supporting nativelanguageliteracy development in young language minority children necessitates that the teacher or caregiver use the child?s language, thus ensuring a match between school and home.
A language rich environment in a school or caregiving setting can involve many of the same methods and materials through which Englishlanguageliteracy is encouraged, only the non-English language becomes the medium.
Encouraging nativelanguageliteracy development in conjunction with the use of culturally relevant practices based on a sound understanding of the home culture help give language minority children an equitable and appropriate learning environment for meeting President Clinton?s challenge.
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m