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BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills. Proposed by Cummins. Communicative capacity that all children acquire in order to be able to function in daily interpersonal exchanges.

BSM Bilingual Syntax Measure

Base word Words from which many other words are formed


Bottom-up processing Students learn partially through bottom-up information processing, or processing based on information present in the language presented. For example, in reading bottom-up processing involves understanding letters, words, and sentence structure rather than making use of the students’ previous knowledge.


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January 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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