anne marie devlin anne_mariedevlin at
Mon Feb 28 15:07:49 UTC 2011

> Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:53:22 -0500
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> To: funknet at
> Subject: [FUNKNET] SLA
> Hi all,
> A student of mine is an elementary school ESL instructor. She has noticed
> that if a child arrives to the school without a cohort of speakers of the
> same L1 (say Igbo), the student seems to pick up English much quicker than
> those students that arrive with a cohort of speakers of the same L1 (e.g.
> all Spanish speakers). Intuitively this make sense. However, I was
> wondering if anyone was familiar with research in this area? I tried a
> number of different search terms but have had difficulty finding anything.
> Thanks,
> Shannon

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