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Pages: 2157-2162
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

LEBANESE TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS TOWARD THE APPROPRIATE AGE TO INTRODUCE A THIRD LANGUAGE

A. Shatila, M. Hashash, S. Bleik

Global University (LEBANON)
Public and private schools in Lebanon teach Arabic as a first language and either English or French as a second Language starting from Kindergarten. However concerning teaching a third language there are many arguments that the younger the child is the better in acquiring a third language she or he will be. In this paper, the researchers investigated the teachers’ perceptions of the most suitable grade or age for the introduction of a third language. The study was conducted on a sample that consisted of 21 Kindergarten and Grade Seven language teachers, who had different years of experience, in 6 different private schools in Lebanon. The schools were selected based on their practices in introducing a third language. The researchers used questionnaires to collect data about the teachers’ perceptions of the suitable grade level to introduce a third language in schools. This paper demonstrated the extent to which student age and language acquisition were related according to the views of Kindergarten and Grade Seven language teachers.
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author = {Shatila, A. and Hashash, M. and Bleik, S.},
title = {LEBANESE TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS TOWARD THE APPROPRIATE AGE TO INTRODUCE A THIRD LANGUAGE},
series = {7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2014 Proceedings},
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A. Shatila, M. Hashash, S. Bleik (2014) LEBANESE TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS TOWARD THE APPROPRIATE AGE TO INTRODUCE A THIRD LANGUAGE, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 2157-2162.
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