History of ESL Education in the U.S.

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How long has ESL education been in the U.S.?

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1. What precipitated the need for a government sanctioned ESL program in Dade County, Florida during the 1960s?

2. What was a motivating factor that pushed Congress to pass the Bilingual Education Act in 1968?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Working through the quiz and worksheet gives you the chance to test your understanding of the history of ESL education in the United States. Events that led to the Bilingual Education Act in 1968 and how long ESL education has existed are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to check your knowledge of:

  • An ESL methodology championed by Charles Berlitz
  • A criticism of the modern communicative approach methodology
  • The amount of time ESL education has been in the U.S.
  • A motivating factor that pushed congress to pass the Bilingual Education Act in 1968

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on ESL education history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what caused the need for a government sanctioned ESL program in Dade County, Florida
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a criticism of the modern communicative approach methodology and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

History of ESL Education in the U.S. is a lesson you can use to review more topics, including:

  • Why ESL in the United States is important
  • The purpose of the Bilingual Education Act in 1968
  • Different ESL methodologies
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