The Monitor Hypothesis

The Monitor Hypothesis

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Storyboard Description

Mary begins her education at a bilingual school in Mexico City. She speaks fluent Spanish by the time she leaves and returns to the United States. She was available to communicate with Spanish speakers at her new school. When she reached her high school Spanish class she was frustrated by the rules and grammar. Although Mary is fluent she never learned the formal Spanish language rules for schooling.

Storyboard Text

  • Hola bienvenidos al primer grado
  • I like my new school in Mexico City. I know i will learn a lot of Spanish.
  • I am so happy I can talk to my new friends in Spanish!
  • Welcome to the American Bilingual School!
  • Hola Mary, I am from El Salvador
  • Por favor, preste atención a las reglas gramaticales junto con el formal y el informal.
  • This isn't how I learned Spanish. I am very frustrated and confused.
  • Welcome to High School Spanish
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