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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Growing up with Three Languages – Birth to Eleven

Xiao-lei Wang | 06 Nov 2008, Multilingual Matters | 9781847691064  | 240 pages

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This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial backgrounds who joined to raise their two children with their heritage languages outside their native countries. It also tells the children’s story and the way they negotiated three cultures and languages and developed a trilingual identity. It sheds light on how parental support contributed to the children’s simultaneous acquisition of three languages in an environment where the main input of the two heritage languages came respectively from the father and from the mother. It addresses the challenges and the unique language developmental characteristics of the two children during their trilingual acquisition process.
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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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Multingual Matters

 

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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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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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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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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Bilingual Children: Guidance for the Family

George Saunders | Jun 1984, Multilingual Matters | 9780905028118 | 278 pages

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Concerns that parents might have about raising their children bilingually are addressed, and a case study of an Australian family pursuing this course over an 8-year period is presented. In addition, relevant research into bilingualism is cited. This book, which is written for the general reader, discusses several diverse issues such as motives for creating bilingualism; code switching and triggering; influences from relatives, friends, playmates; and how the children view bilingualism.Children’s acquisition of bilingualism is shown to be something normal, positive, rewarding, and enriching for both children and their parents.
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Raising Bilingual Children: Parent’s Guide series

Carey Myles | Sep 1 2003, Mars Publishing Inc | 9781931199339 | 234 pages

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Written in an accessible, non-academic style, this resource provides current research and real solutions to everyday problems faced by parents in a bilingual family. This research is used to help children deal with emotional issues and special situations, while helping parents understand language acquisition and cognitive development related to childhood bilingualism, whether by necessity or by choice. Issues addressed include the bilingual brain, school, biliteracy at home, emotional issues, and daily dilemmas. This information is used to provide guidance to parents in evaluating their own language situation in order to identify strengths the family can build on in promoting the children’s bilingualism. Also addressed are questions and challenges that can arise when raising children bilingually and learning from the experiences and advice of other parents. An appendix of resources is also included.
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Make Your Child Multilingual !: The 10 Step Success Plan to Raising Bilingual / Multilingual Children

Silke Rehman | Feb 10 2010,  CreateSpace | 9781449953638 | 110 pages

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“Make Your Child Multilingual!” empowers you to successfully raise your child with more than one language by leading you through the practical steps of planning your child’s language journey. In 10 easy steps you understand the theory, your starting position, myths, most common mistakes and the10 success factors; ready to apply it all to your specific family situation and choose the best strategies and language ideas for your children. At the end you will hold your own Personal Language Success Plan tailored to the needs of your family. The younger your child when you start, the easier but the book also offers a solution and plenty of advice for succeeding with older children.
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Raising Bilingual-Biliterate Children in Monolingual Cultures

Stephen J. Caldas |  06 Apr 2006, Multilingual Matters | 9781853598753 | 248 pages

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This book is a case study carefully detailing the French/English bilingual and biliterate development of three children in one family beginning with their births and ending in late adolescence. The author and researcher is the children’s French/English bilingual American father, who was aided by his bilingual French Canadian wife (also the children’s mother). They reared their three children in two different cultures— essentially monolingual English-speakingLouisiana, and totally monolingual French-speaking Québec. The family spent academic years inLouisiana, and the summer months in Québec. Their strategy was to speak only French to their son and their identical twin daughters.(Multilingual Matters)

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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7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

Naomi Steiner M.D., Susan L. Hayes & Steven Parker M.D. | Nov 13 2008, AMACOM | 9780814400463 | 224 pages

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This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families. Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.
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Bilingual By Choice: Raising Kids in Two (or More!) Languages

Virginie Raguenaud | Oct 25 2009, Nicholas Brealey Publishing | 9781857885262 | 201 pages

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Raguenaud guides parents on how to introduce a second language to their children. The book deals directly with the obstacles to sustaining a second language, including unsupportive relatives, lack of resources, issues at school, frequent relocations, special needs and discrimination, countering each one with the author’s firsthand experience with both sides of the growing-up bilingual journey, as a child and as a parent. Raguenaud uses practical strategies and techniques for any family or instructor to ensure that children stay engaged and active in every language available to them. Employing specific activities and games to show families not only how to teach their kids more than one language, but also helps them retain and develop those skills, both in and outside of the home, as they grow.
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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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Raising a Bilingual Child

Barbara Zurer Pearson | Apr 15 2008, Living Language | 9781400023349 | 346 pages

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Very readable book from Barbara Zurer Pearson, Research Associate at the University ofMassachussetts,USA. This book is designed for parents and parent-to-be wondering about whether to raise their child bilingually. Its features include a whole chapter covering the research evidence that a bilingual upbringing does not harm a child’s cognitive or academic development, as well as numerous testimonials of parents raising children bilingually using a whole host of strategies. What makes it stand out is a dedicated chapter on what to do with a bilingual child you suspect has special needs.
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The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language

Kendall King | Jul 3 2007, Collins | 0061246565 | 304 pages

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Written in a very accessible style, this book is aimed at parents who — as the title suggest — want to teach their children a second language. This includes parents who are themselves monolingual and want their children to learn another language as well as parents of children growing up in minority language households who want their children to become fluent bilinguals. Summaries of the latest research are handily presented in separate sections, as are fast facts and quick tips. Mackey is Professor of Linguistics atGeorgetownUniversityand King is Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at theUniversityofPennsylvania.
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The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents

Edith Harding-Esch & Philip Riley | Apr 14 2003, Cambridge University Press | 9780521004640 | 206 pages

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Written by two applied linguists and parents of bilingual children, this book provides a linguistically-informed overview of many of the issues involved in raising bilingual children. The book is divided into three sections: the first provides an overview of the issues involved, the second lists some 18 case studies of different bilingual families, and the final section consists of an alphabetical reference guide to some of the most frequently asked questions. A very useful book with plenty of information, written in a slightly more academic style than some of the other books.
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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)

Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for the Bilingual Family

Una Cunningham-Andersson, Staffan Andersson & Andersson Staff  | 18 May 2011, Routledge | 9781136708770 | 196 pages

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This practical guide to raising bilingual childrencontains numerous tips and suggestions. The book (third edition) relies heavily on the authors’ personal experience as parents of four English-Swedish children living in Sweden, as well as those gleaned from interviews with fifty families around the world and from relevant internet forums. Chapters cover the early years on Expecting a child in a bilingual home and Language development, as well as tips on Problems you may encounter and The way ahead.
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Bilingual Siblings: Language Use in Families

Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert |13 Jan 2011, Multilingual Matters | 9781847693266 | 232 pages

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This second book by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert focuses on language strategies in families with more than one child and more particularly on how siblings interact with each other in bilingual families. Combining analyses of the questionnaire data she used in her previous book with easy-to-read reports of some of the scientific literature on the topic, Barron-Hauwaert discusses issues such as age difference and family size, gender, birth order, as well as dedicating a family to twins, adoption, single parents and step-families. A very useful read for expanding families!
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Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The One-Parent-One-Language Approach

Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert | 27 May 2004, Multilingual Matters | 9781853597145 | 240 pages

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A regular contributor to the Bilingual Family Newsletter, in this book Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert reports on the experiences of over 100 families who took part in a questionnaire about their language use. As its title suggests, the book focuses on the One-Parent-One-Language approach, providing useful tips and case studies of when it works, when it doesn’t and how to adapt to best suit your family’s needs. It also contains a chapter discussing other strategies, providing insights into how to choose a strategy and if and when to change it. It’s highly readable and has separate chapters on the early years, starting school, as well as interaction between family members and living with three or more languages.
(Sharon Unsworth, IvanaBrasileiro, 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)