Language Rich Europe : Trends in policies and practices for multilingualism in Europe. (Recommendations)

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Based on the project results of all participating countries and regions the European recommendations were formulated. These European recommendations were presented on 5th March in Brussels during the final conference of the Language Rich Europe project. A report of that conference, including the speech of the European Commissioner for Multilingualism, Androulla Vassiliou, can be found here.

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Language Rich Europe : Trends in policies and practices for multilingualism in Europe

 

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  • Research article from the project Language Rich Europa
  • Language Rich Europe is a networking project which brings together 1200 policy makers and practitioners from 24 countries and regions in Europe to discuss and develop better policies and practices for multilingualism
  • Presents some interesting facts about the different languages spoken in as much as 18 European countries
  • Written in English by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yagmur

DVD Meertaligheid niet fout, maar feit

 

 

 

  • DVD showing the communication in multilingual families with a child with an auditive and/or communicative disorder, how parents experience this and how professionals can best deal with this.
  • Made by Mirjam Blumenthal and Margreet Verboom.
  • Includes English subtitles.

Issue 11 from Magazine ‘Kinderen in Europa’ (July 2007)

 

 

 

 

  • “This issue discusses languages in Europe, and particularly the appreciation of our multilingual society and the promotion of multilingualism in young children and their families.”
  • Available in 11 languages, among which Dutch and English

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Bilingual Education

 

 

 

Better TV | 18 Jan 2008

  • Video about bilingual immersion education
  • Discusses the benefits to putting your child in a school where they speak another language

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Bilingual Kids

 

 

 

Parents TV | 5 Mei 2008

  • Video about how easily children acquire foreign languages, what parent’s options are (especially when they cannot offer two languages themselves), what the benefits are, etc.

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Language and Learning

 

 

 

Your Voice | 27 Jan 2010

  • Video where language experts Ellen Bialystok, Laura-Ann Petitto and Peter Gazzellone discuss issues to do with children learning multiple languages
  • Created by Your Voice, an online resource for parents of children under the age of 12

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What Bilingual Babies Reveal About the Brain

 

 

 

Clara Moskowitz | 1 Mar 2011

  • Interview with Janet Werker, psychologist and linguist who has published much research on bilingualism
  • Discusses recent research on the workings of the brain of bilingual babies
  • Werkergives her professional opinion on some common myths about bilingualism
  • Some words on bilingual education (for parents)
  • Written in an understandable, informal fashion

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Trilingual Toddlers? Now’s the Time to Teach Your Child Another Language

 

 

 

Anna Carlson | 21 Jul 2011

  • Very recent
  • Article about bilingualism in an fast globalizing world
  • Discusses advantages of bilingualism and starting a second language early
  • Info and tips on what parents can do to stimulate acquisition of a second language

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Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research

 

 

 

Kendall King & Lyn Fogle | Apr 2006: CAL Digest

  • Written by researchers Kendall King and Lyn Fogle at GeorgetownUniversity
  • Article presenting a study with 24 bilingual families revealing their questions and concerns
  • Aimed “to help pediatricians, speech language pathologists, classroom teachers, and other professionals who work with bilingual children and their parents understand common parental concerns related to bilingual childrearing and become familiar with the current science on bilingual child development”
  • May also be interesting to parents

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Guía Para Padres y Maestros de Niños Bilingües

Alma Flor Ada & Colin Baker | 19 Sep 2001, Multilingual Matters | 9781853595110 | 256 pages

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This is a practical introduction to bilingualism answering the questions most frequently asked by parents and teachers on raising and educating bilingual children. Both authors draw on their academic expertise and ample field experience to provide straightforward answers, which contemplate multiple types of bilingual families and diverse societal conditions.
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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Colin Baker | Feb 15 2011, Multilingual Matters | 9781847693556 | 512 pages

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The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include more common topics such as defining who is bilingual and multilingual; the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood; age and language learning; and effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms. Less ordinary topics include endangered languages; language planning and language revival; bilingual special education; assimilation and pluralism; the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education; bilingualism and employment; and bilingualism and the internet.
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Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Sylvia Prys Jones & Colin Baker | 18 Sep 1998, Multilingual Matters | 9781853593628 | 750 pages

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This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.
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Young Bilingual Learners in Nursery School

Linda Thompson | 01 Sep 1999, Multilingual Matters | 9781853594533  | 240 pages

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This book presents the findings of an ethnolinguistic study of the language and social behaviour of a group of three-year-old British-born children from families of settled migrants who speak languages other than English in their homes and communities. The study draws from a number of research disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and ethnography to provide an analytical description of the social and linguistic behaviour of the children during their first term in kindergarten. Although the study was located in the UK, the findings have implications for children in other societies where English is the formal language of education. The book will be of interest to teachers, parents and others interested in the lives of young children.
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Three is a Crowd? Acquiring Portuguese in a Trilingual Environment

Madalena Cruz-Ferreira | 11 Jan 2006, Multilingual Matters | 9781853598388 | 352 pages

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The book describes three siblings’ apportioning of linguistic and cultural space among three languages: Portuguese, Swedish and English. Parallel strategies accounting for monolingual and multilingual language management shape a truly illuminating picture of child linguistic competence. Written by a multilingual parent, educator and linguist, this book is for parents, educators and linguists in our predominantly, increasingly multilingual world.
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Bilingual Education Methods – A Practical Guide for Non-Language Teachers (Series ‘Talen Tellen Meertalenonderwijs’)

Wibo van der Es & Els de Hullu | 2009, Europees Platform | 9789074220828 | 54 pages

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In Content and Language Integrated Learning, subject teachers use a foreign language (mostly English, but sometimes German) as their language of instruction. Teaching in a second language requires a double focus: the transfer of content and the development of the students’ language proficiency. This publication offers a number of practical guidelines to the large group of content teachers in CLIL.
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Content and Language Integrated Learning: Well Begun is Half Done! (Series ‘Talen Tellen Meertalenonderwijs’)

Guus Perry & Renata Traas | 2009, Europees Platform | 9789074220965

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More than 100 schools are currently offering a Content and Language Integrated Learning programme as a choice option to their students. This book reports on a pilot project that APS started with a few CLIL-schools, several years ago. The publication is intended for school leaders, coordinators and teachers who wish to introduce CLIL into their schools. The authors highlight problem areas in the field of policy making and didactics, as well as examples of good practice. More experienced CLIL schools can use the book to investigate their own practices critically.
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Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

Margarita Calderon & Liliana Minaya-Rowe | Jan 23 2003, Corwin Press | 9780761945666 | 264 pages

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Dual Immersion programmes or two-way bilingual programs are a hot topic in bilingual education. In a dual immersion programme, half the students speak English and half the students are non-English speakers. Research indicates that this is a very effective programme for increasing the achievement levels of all students. Many organizations that oppose bilingual education are in favor of dual-immersion programmes. In this book, the authors illustrate how to provide school administrators, teachers and parents with basic knowledge needed for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual programme.
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Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators

Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman & Sandra P. Mercuri |  Aug 12 2004, Heinemann | 9780325006536 | 256 pages

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Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators provides the guiding principles and practices for successful dual language or two-way bilingual education. Authors Yvonne and David Freeman and Sandra Mercuri have worked in and visited dual language schools across the country, and they show you the programs, teachers, and students in different two-way settings. Based on their extensive research, the authors have developed a set of essentials for dual language programs. These include administrative, administrator and teacher, teacher, curriculum, literacy, planning and assessment essentials. The authors illustrate each topic with stories and specific examples drawn from many different bilingual classrooms. Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators takes you into dual language schools and classrooms to show how effective programs can help all students develop high levels of academic achievement as they becomes both bilingual and biliterate.
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7 Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion: A Brief Guide for Teachers and Administrators

Lore Carrera-Carrillo & Annette Rickert Smith | Oct 10 2006, Heinemann | 9780325009926  | 120 pages

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In 7 Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion, you’ll find answers to your broad questions about dual language teaching as well as a blueprint for implementation and instruction at the K-5 level that works. Lore Carrera-Carrillo and Annette Rickert Smith describe a step-by-step, start-to-finish model for teaching across the content areas in two languages. They guide you through all of the seven key steps, including creating a program overview, organizing classroom space, planning instruction, using exemplary teaching methods, teaching through hands-on activities, supporting instruction and accountability through assessment, and building community support. In addition, they show you how exemplary programs work, and their instructional plan includes familiar formats such as balanced literacy, integrated thematic instruction, hands-on math and science lessons, and cooperative learning. Their ideas and resources will also help you secure the support of parents and community members whose help is vital to the long-term success of any two-way initiative.
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Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education

Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee & Else Hamayan | Jan 3 2000, Heinle ELT | 9780838488010 | 227 pages

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Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education is an ideal professional reference title for those interested in teaching ESL, foreign language, and bilingual programs. It is a resource guide for implementing, evaluating, administering, and maintaining dual language instruction programs.
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Bilingual Education In The 21st Century

Ofelia García | Nov 18 2008, Wiley-Blackwell | 9781405119948 | 496 pages

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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. It provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world, extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century, questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices. Also, the books reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education, and discusses why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world.
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Immersion Education: Practices, Policies, Possibilities

Donna Christian, Tara Williams Fortune & Diane J. Tedick | 05 Jul 2011, Multilingual Matters | 9781847694027 | 312 pages

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This volume builds on Fortune and Tedick’s 2008 Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education and showcases the practice and promise of immersion education through in-depth investigations of program design, implementation practices, and policies in one-way, two-way and indigenous programs. Contributors present new research and reflect on possibilities for strengthening practices and policies in immersion education. Questions explored include: What possibilities for program design exist in charter programs for both two-way and indigenous models? How do studies on learner outcomes lead to possibilities for improvements in program implementation? How do existing policies and practices affect struggling immersion learners and what possibilities can be imagined to better serve such learners? In addressing such questions, the volume invites readers to consider the possibilities of immersion education to enrich the language development and educational achievement of future generations of learners.
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Language, Power and Pedagogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire

Jim Cummins | Oct 16 2000, Multilingual Matters  |  9781853594731 | 320 pages

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As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy-makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual issues regarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.
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Welcoming Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms: Learning from International Schools

Edna Murphy | Mar 15 2011, Multilingual Matters| 9781847693464 | 264 pages

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Teachers in multilingual classrooms have been working for some years to improve their repertoire of ways to address the needs of very young children who enter school not speaking the language of instruction. The work of 22 seasoned teachers and administrators in international schools all over the world, this book contains a wealth of information for classroom teachers, enabling them to face a new school year with confidence, and for administrators to understand more clearly what is involved in the teaching of young children who do not yet understand the school’s language. Written by teachers well experienced in addressing the needs of this young and vulnerable group, this book will come as a boon to new teachers presented with a multilingual classroom for the first time.
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Working with Bilingual Children

Mahendra K. Verma, Karen P. Corrigan & Sally Firth | 16 Jun 1995, Multilingual Matters |  9781853592935 | 200 pages

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This book focuses on the primary school education of bilingual children in Britain. Topics discussed include: pedagogical issues – such as analyzing children’s spoken and written English; practical matters – such as helping children settle down in a new environment; and issues relating to the National Curriculum – such as assessment and practical suggestions.
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Multicultural Child Care

Paul Vedder, E.Bouwer & T. Pels | 11 Dec 1995, Multilingual Matters | 9781853593079  | 144 pages

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What is the state of multicultural education in child care centres in Western European countries, and what should multicultural education in these centres look like are two questions addressed in this book. Answering these questions is important for the improvement of the quality of education in child care centres. The situation in the Netherlands was taken as the main case. Situations in eight other Western European countries (England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain) were studied as well.
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Power, Prestige and Bilingualism: International Perspectives on Elite Bilingual Education

Anne-Marie de Mejia | 22 Jul 2002, Multilingual Matters | 9781853595905 | 344 pages

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This book describes a particular type of educational provision referred to as ‘elite’ or ‘prestigious’ bilingual education, which caters mainly for upwardly mobile, highly educated, higher socio-economic status learners of two or more internationally useful languages. The development of different types of elite bilingual or multilingual educational provision is discussed and an argument is made for the need to study bilingual education in majority as well as in minority contexts.
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Bilingualism in International Schools: A Model for Enriching Language Education

Maurice Carder | 10 Jan 2007, Multilingual Matters | 9781853599408 | 224 pages

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International Schools have developed since their inception from a largely native English-speaking student body to schools such as the author’s, the Vienna International School (VIS), where there are students of 90 nationalities with 65 mother tongues. Maurice Carder proposes a “three-programme model” for addressing the language and curricula needs of these students: a content-based second language programme; a programme of cultural and linguistic training for all staff; and a mother tongue programme for minority students. The model is based on research findings and practice: at the VIS every year approximately 1/3 of the graduating students gain an IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate) because they are able to take their mother tongue (other than English or German) as Language A1. The book contains insightful chapters not only for school leaders, programme designers and teachers, but also for parents. Inserted boxes of student responses give an authentic voice to the needs of second language learners, and many useful resources and websites are given.
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Language Diversity in the Classroom

John Edwards | 16 Nov 2009, Multilingual Matters | 9781847692252  | 352 pages

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social “disadvantage” is presented first, since the nonstandard dialects that children bring with them to school – and the unfavourable perceptions of these dialects – have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties. The persistence of these perceptions is particularly highlighted. More general issues surrounding the range and implications of language attitudes are dealt with, as is the important “test case” of Black English. The book also discusses foreign-language teaching and learning, as well as the assumptions and intentions underpinning bilingual and multicultural education. Given its breadth and its style, this book should be of interest and value to all teachers, as well as to students and researchers concerned with any aspect of the social life of language.
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Language Use in the Two-Way Classroom: Lessons from a Spanish-English Bilingual Kindergarten

Renée DePalma | 05 Aug 2010, Multilingual Matters | 9781847693006 | 216 pages

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Based on an extended ethnographic study of a dual language (Spanish-English) Kindergarten, this book takes a critical look at children’s linguistic (and non-linguistic) interactions and the ways that teaching design can help or hinder language development. With a focus on official “Spanish time”, it explores the particular challenges of supporting the minority language use as well as the teacher’s strategies for doing so. In bilingual classrooms, teachers’ goals include bilingualism as well as academic achievement for all. The children may share these interests, but have their own agendas as well. This book explores the linguistic and social interactions that may help, or hinder, these multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. How can teachers design educational practice that takes into consideration broader forces of language hegemony as well as children’s immediate interests?
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Bilingual Books – Biliterate Children: Learning to Read Through Dual Language Books

Raymonde Sneddon | Nov 2009, Trentham Books |  9781858564609 | 188 pages

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This fascinating study shows how young children work simultaneously in two languages to decode unfamiliar text, negotiate meaning and explore the differences between their languages. Set in the context of current research and practice in relation to multiliteracy, personal and learner identity, and issues in translation, the book explores dual language books and their use in Englandsince the 1980s. Developed from action research work by primary teachers at the University of East London and in the London Borough of Redbridge, the book follows seven children aged 6 to 10 as they use dual language story books to learn to read in Albanian, Urdu, Turkish, French and Gujerati, with the help of their mothers or their friends. Teachers, parents and researchers will find the book invaluable. It explores the nature and benefits of biliteracy and offers ideas and strategies for teaching young children languages, whether by developing their bilingualism or teaching them new ones.
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Becoming Biliterate: Young Children Learning Different Writing Systems

Charmian Kenner | December 2004, Trentham Books | 9781858563190 | 146 pages

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This book will help early years educators to understand how children learn, in parallel, to write in more than one language. Case studies of six-year-olds growing up bilingual reveal the processes involved in becoming biliterate and show how children’s learning is supported in home and community contexts. The research points to approaches to supporting literacy achievement in early years settings. The book draws on the research project called ‘Signs of Difference’, conducted by Charmian Kenner (the author) at the London Institute of Education. The research described here shows clearly that young children are flexible learners who can respond to a range of teaching styles and can understand how different writing systems operate and produce symbols in different scripts. It shows how they take the input offered by teachers, parents and siblings and transform it to create their own ideas about how writing works.
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Becoming Biliterate: Identity, Ideology, and Learning to Read and Write in Two Languages

Bobbie Kabuto| Jul 30 2010, Routledge | 9780415871808 | 160 pages

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Through the real-life context of one child learning to be bilingual and biliterate, this book raises questions and provides a context for pre-service and practicing teachers to understand and reflect on how children learn to read and write in multiple languages. Highlighting the social and cognitive advantages of biliteracy, its purpose is to help teachers better understand the complexity by which young children become biliterate as they actively construct meaning and work through tensions resulting from their everyday life circumstances. Perspectives regarding identity and language ideologies are presented to help teachers refine their own pedagogical approaches to teaching linguistically diverse children. Readers are engaged in understanding early biliteracy through a process of articulating and questioning their own assumptions and beliefs about learning in multiple languages and literacies.
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Literacy and Bilingualism: A Handbook for ALL Teachers

Maria Estela Brisk | Aug 29 2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates | 9780805855067 | 288 pages

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This handbook (second edition) applies proven techniques, derived from bilingual/bicultural classrooms, to teaching literacy in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to help teachers increase their understanding of bilingual learners in order to maximize instruction. Teachers can use this handbook to expand their understanding of literacy and bilingualism; implement literacy approaches and assess students’ development; and learn through reflection. Complete and straightforward instructions, illustrated by case studies, allow teachers to use the strategies in this handbook on their own or in teacher-led study groups. They can select from the variety of approaches the ones which best match their students’ needs and their own teaching style. All of the approaches share characteristics that help motivate students of varying language abilities to develop literacy. The approaches have been modified and tested with bilingual students of different ages and language backgrounds in bilingual, ESL, mainstream, special education, and deaf education classes ranging from preschool through high school.
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Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family

Xiao-lei Wang | Apr 15 2011, Multilingual Matters | 9781847693693 | 208 pages

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This book is a guide for parents who wish to raise children with more than one language and literacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential literacy skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment. This book can also be used as a reference for teachers who teach in community heritage language schools and in school heritage (or foreign) language programmes.
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The Care and Education of A Deaf Child: A Book for Parents

Pamela Knight & Ruth Swanwick | 09 Nov 1999, Multilingual Matters | 9781853594588 | 208 pages

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This book is intended primarily for parents but will also be of interest to teachers and related professionals. The book addresses both practical and theoretical issues related to the development and education of deaf children. It considers these areas largely from a sign bilingual perspective.
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Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa | Oct 30 2000, Praeger | 9780897897501 | 240 pages

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Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children elucidates how children learn foreign languages and when they can do so with the best results. The most recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology are evaluated and the findings are presented in a recipe format. Parents and teachers are encouraged to bake their own and evaluate the multilingual children in their lives with the use of tools which include a family language profile and family language goals worksheet.
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Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Fred Genesee, Johanne Paradis & Martha B. Crago | Nov 30 2010, Paul H Brookes Pub Co | 9781557666864 | 233 pages

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Aimed at language professionals who come into contact with bilingual children, such as teachers and speech language therapists, this book(in its second edition) provides a clear and accessible overview of the latest research in bilingual first language acquisition and child second language acquisition. The first chapter introduces profiles of various children which are used to guide the reader through the relevant issues, including diagnosing disorders. The discussion focuses on examples set in North America, but the issues are applicable elsewhere. The authors, all based in Canada, are well-known experts in the field.
(Sharon Unsworth, Ivana Brasileiro, Manuela Pinto)

Equal Rights to the Curriculum: Many Languages, One Message

Eithne Gallagher | 21 May 2008, Multilingual Matters | 9781847690678  | 184 pages

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Pascal Hertay from the International School of The Hague recommends this book for parents and teachers. The flyer says: “The parents of second language children are often seen but not heard in schools. This book is unique in addressing the many issues facing parents of children whose first language is different from that of the school classroom. Drawing on teaching theory, the book provides these parents with a wealth of practical information, guidelines and checklists, enabling them to ask schools intelligent and challenging questions to test whether their children’s linguistic diversity is being properly catered for. The theory review and best practice guidelines should also be of value to teacher-trainers, teachers, administrators and policy makers.  They provide an accurate analysis of important issues together with pragmatic pointers towards improving educational practice so that all children growing up in a school’s multicultural society will be guaranteed what they deserve.”
(Sharon Unsworth, Ivana Brasileiro, Manuela Pinto)

A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism

Colin Baker | 26 Sep 2007, Multilingual Matters | 9781847690005 | 256 pages

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This book, now in its third edition, offers a wealth of practical advice to parents and teachers of bilingual and multilingual children. Written in a reader-friendly question and answer format, author Colin Baker, Professor of Education at Bangor University and father of three bilingual children, provides up-to-date, factual information on issues relating to the family, language development, reading and writing and education. A real gem!
(Sharon Unsworth, Ivana Brasileiro, Manuela Pinto)