Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Hernández, José Salvador
The thesis explores sociolinguistic issues facing pre-adolescent English-as-second-language learners. Topics covered include literacy issues, communicative competence issues at the intermediate and advanced English language development (ELD) levels, language and power relationships that affect pre-adolescent English language learners, politeness as a sociolinguistic tool, and the benefits of students acquiring the language of cooperative learning. The implications of these topics culminate in the development of a social studies curriculum unit designed for the middle-school classroom.
Quintana, Robert Charles, "Empowering pre-adolescent second-language learners in the middle school years" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2875.