Capstone Project Title
Shelly Orr and Maggie Struck
The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group that has been living in the United States for over 50 years now. Given the history of the Hmong, many Hmong parents have had no formal education or the highest education attainment they have is a high school diploma. Having little to no formal education, many parents do not know how to navigate the American school system to support their children with their academics. With the influence of American media and the school system, many Hmong American students are fluent in English, however, they are losing their cultural identity and home language. Despite being able to speak, read, and write in English more than in their home language, many of these students are ELL students and academically behind. With the creation of a website to support the research question “How can school personnel at a Hmong school help students retain their Hmong language and learn English effectively?” school personnel will be able to learn more about their Hmong students and gain new strategies to support them.
ESL/ ELLs, Literacy, Parent Involvement, Bilingual Education, Language Retainment
Vang, PaNhia, "Maintaining and Retaining the Home Language While Learning English" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 781.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects