Bilingual Language Proficiency
A Comparative Study
2011, Interkulturelle Bildungsforschung, Band 17, 320 pages, E-Book (PDF), 31,40 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-7317-1
There is a considerable advantage found for the students who learned in the bilingual environment, both in written and in oral samples. These students developed a more proficient bilingual academic discourse ability; socioeconomic status and cognitive abilities were controlled for. When comparing the results with an external measure for school achievement, the advantage was confirmed. The results also hint at didactic factors which seem to contribute to this performance.