What's the Best Way to Teach English?



GUESTS:

Stephen Krashen
*Professor of education at the University of Southern California from 1992 to 2001.
*Former professor of linguistics at Queens College in New York.

Ken Noonan
*Superintendent of schools in Oceanside, California.
*Founding president of the California Association of Bi-Lingual Education.


Paquita Holland
*Outgoing Principal, Oyster Bi-Lingual Elementary School, Washington, DC

Claudio Sanchez
*NPR's Education Reporter

New census figures show that only two-thirds of school-age children in Spanish-speaking homes speak fluent English. Schools want to provide more English instruction, but there's controversy over the best way to do that. In this hour of Talk of the Nation, Juan Willaims talks with teachers about the different ways to teach English in the classroom, from NPR News.

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