More Foreign Language Study Sought U-46 Citizens Panel Says Instruction Should Start in Kindergarten

By Williams, Kendra L. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), December 4, 1998 | Go to article overview

More Foreign Language Study Sought U-46 Citizens Panel Says Instruction Should Start in Kindergarten


Williams, Kendra L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Kendra L. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer

With a couple of years and a few million dollars, Elgin Area Unit District 46 may offer foreign language study at the elementary schools.

At least, that is what some parents and teachers hope.

A Citizens Advisory Council committee report released Thursday says it is time District 46 make a strong commitment to the inclusion of foreign language instruction for all students.

The report's recommendations include:

- Introducing a foreign language program to kindergartners and continuing the instruction as that class ages, eventually creating a K-12 foreign language program.

- Introducing a foreign language elective to the seventh graders.

- Expanding the current 12-week elective foreign language courses for eighth graders into a full-year elective.

"Our point in (the Citizens Advisory Council) is not to tell U-46 what program they should have. There's a lot of options out there," said Nan Strohmaier, a District 46 parent and chairman of the foreign language subcommittee. "We would like to see the district offer foreign language at an earlier level."

The recommendation, which would need approval from the Citizens Advisory Council and the board of education before becoming reality, does not include how much the instruction might cost.

Administrators would have to figure out a way to fit it into the budget and into the school day. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

More Foreign Language Study Sought U-46 Citizens Panel Says Instruction Should Start in Kindergarten
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.