Non English Language Learners : Children, Native, And Illinois, Texas, New York, Florida,

1413 Words Feb 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Many English-Language learners live in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois, but other areas are experiencing sudden growth in this population. Non-English-speaking children, like nonstandard dialect speakers, tend to come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and attend schools with disproportionately high numbers of children in poverty; however, many will not fit this description. A large group of professional, foreign-born technology workers’ families reside in some urban areas. In the world today, in many countries it is “natural” to grow up speaking more than one language. More than 70 percent of the world’s population does so. Language –minority children can be defined as children who speak their native language in social and cultural contexts out of school and have developed the necessary communicative competence. They also are being introduced, in substantive ways, to another language. In this discussion, it is English. There are two main categories of second-language learners who speak no or very little English. The first category consists of those children who come to this country at a very young age or are born here to immigrants who have lived in areas of the world where language as well as the culture, systems of government, and social structures are quite unlike those of the United States. The second group of learners is native born, such as Native Americans or Alaskan native born children, but speak a different language and are…
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