A Tale of Two Schools: Developing Sustainable Early Foreign Language Programs
Why do some foreign language programs grow and flourish, while others fade or fall victim to cuts? This documentary encapsulates a 16-year longitudinal study of two elementary school foreign language programs (Spanish and Japanese). Filled with invaluable information for anyone involved in foreign language education, Tale of Two Schools evaluates these two programs in terms of children’s language development, constituent attitudes, operational tactics and program articulation practices to offer a blueprint on how to plan, implement and sustain successful language courses.
Written by Richard Donato & G. Richard Tucker