This volume seeks to examine the potential for building relationships among foreign language, bilingual, and ESL programs towards fostering bilingualism. Part I of the volume examines the sociopolitical contexts for language partnerships, including:
- obstacles to developing bilingualism
- implications of acculturation, identity, and language issues for linguistic minorities
- the potential for developing partnerships across primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions.
Part II of the volume provides research findings on the Foreign Language Partnership Project designed to capitalize on the resources of immigrant students to enhance foreign language learning.
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NFLRC Monographs is a refereed series sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i under the supervision of the series editor, Richard Schmidt. NFLRC Monographs present the findings of recent work in applied linguistics that is of relevance to language teaching and learning, with a focus on the less commonly-taught languages of Asia and the Pacific. Prior to 2006, these monographs were published as “SLTCC Technical Reports.”