[Edling] US: Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sat Sep 23 03:44:22 EDT 2017


NPR Ed


Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?


A recent study out of Philadelphia tracked kindergartners who were learning English and found that four years later there were major discrepancies between which groups of students had mastered the language.

Students whose home language was Spanish were considerably less likely to reach proficiency than any other subgroup. And, on the extreme end, Spanish speakers were almost half as likely as Chinese speakers to cross the proficiency threshold.


Full story:
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/15/545629043/research-shows-spanish-speakers-take-longer-to-learn-english-why

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