Dr. Christa de Kleine is Professor in the School of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore (USA), where she teaches linguistics at the MA and PhD levels.

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Learning and Negotiating Standard English in the US Classroom: Overlooked Challenges of Creole English Speakers

Based on language performance data collected in an ESL program in an urban US school district, this paper discusses the unique challenges confronting speakers of Creole English learning Standard English.

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Published online: December 16, 2015