Young-Suk Kim, UCI professor of education, has been awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to explore children’s Spanish-English language transfer skills. “In kindergarten through 12th grade, English learners are the fastest-growing student population,” Kim said. “This study will systematically investigate how children’s first-language skills are related to their second-language abilities.” The goal of the project is to compare the development of language, cognitive and literary skills in Spanish to their development in English and identify factors promoting success.
Education professor gets $1.4 million to study kids’ Spanish-English language transfer skills
July 2, 2018