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Second-Language Learning References

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (2011). Foreign language enrollments in K-12 Public Schools: Are Students Prepared for a Global Society?

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (2012). The Role of Technology in Language Learning.

Archibald, J., Roy, S., Harmel, S., Jesney, K., Dewey, E., Moisik, S., & Lessard, P. (2006). A Review of the Literature on Second Language Learning (2nd ed.).

Barac, R., & Bialystok, E. (2012). Bilingual effects on cognitive and linguistic development: Role of language, cultural background, and education, Child Development, 83(2), 413-422.

Center for Applied Linguistics. (2009). Foreign language teaching in U.S. Schools: Results of a National Survey.

Christian, D., Pufahl, I., & Rhodes, N. C. (2005). Fostering foreign language proficiency: What the U.S. can learn from other countries. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(3), 226-228.

Curtain, H., & Dahlberg, C. A. (2004). Languages and children: Making the match (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Dumas, L. S. (1999, February). Learning a second language: Exposing your child to a new world of words boosts her brainpower, vocabulary and self-esteem. Child, 72, 74, 76-77.

Kaushanskaya, M., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2009). The bilingual advantage in novel word learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16(4): 705-710.

Lenker, A., & Rhodes, N. (2007). Foreign language immersion programs: Features and trends over 35 years.

Lusin, N. (2012). The MLA survey of Postsecondary entrance and degree requirements for languages other than English, 2009-2010.  Modern Language Association.

National Opinion Research Center's General Social Surveys. (2011). General Social Survey 1972-2010.

Robinson, D. W. (1998). The cognitive, academic, and attitudinal benefits of early language learning. In M. Met (ed.), Critical issues in early second language learning: Building for our children’s future (pp. 37-43). Reading, MA: Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley.  

Roof, L. M., & Creutter, C. A. (2010). An interactive storytelling puzzle: Building a positive environment in a second language classroom. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 12(1), 1-10.

U.S. Senate. (2005, February 1). Year of Foreign Language Study, 109th Congress, 1st session, S. Res. 28.