About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 4037-4043
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE ROLE OF ACQUISITION AND LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN BILINGUAL DEVELOPMENT

B. Xheko

Eqrem Cabej University (ALBANIA)
This paper takes a social-cultural approach to exploring the factors that enhance young children bilingual development. The language experts presented were gathered as part of a three-year Early Childhood Center of Innovation project. Data gathered in this project challenge position that young children will generally acquire another language through subconscious osmosis, rather than through the conscious effort of learning. Evidence is put forward that illustrates how young children bilingual development is in fact mediated by their teachers and peers, as well as the cultural tools provided in the environment and the nature of the language input itself. Young children are also revealed as active language learners who interact collaboratively with others and with their environment. Thus, the value of early childhood teachers in taking a more proactive role to support the process of young children bilingual development is affirmed.
@InProceedings{XHEKO2011ROL,
author = {Xheko, B.},
title = {THE ROLE OF ACQUISITION AND LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN BILINGUAL DEVELOPMENT},
series = {3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-0441-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {4037-4043}}
TY - CONF
AU - B. Xheko
TI - THE ROLE OF ACQUISITION AND LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN BILINGUAL DEVELOPMENT
SN - 978-84-615-0441-1/2340-1117
PY - 2011
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2011
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN11 Proceedings
SP - 4037
EP - 4043
ER -
B. Xheko (2011) THE ROLE OF ACQUISITION AND LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN BILINGUAL DEVELOPMENT, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 4037-4043.
User:
Pass: