books about: bilingualism
The Inner World of the Immigrant Child
This powerful book tells the story of one teacher's odyssey to understand the inner world of immigrant children, and to create a learning environment that is responsive to these students' feelings and their needs. Featuring the voices and artwork of many immigrant children, this text portrays the immigrant experience of uprooting, culture shock, and adjustment to a new world, and then describes cultural, academic, and psychological interventions ...
Look Who's Talking
Using the latest academic research, Laura Dyer has written the most comprehensive book available that shows parents how to enhance their children's language development, starting at birth. She addresses topics such as development in every stage broken down into every two months the first year to age seven. Mrs. Dyer specifically suggests lots of practical ideas to enhance language in each stage of development. She targets literacy and the best ...
Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective
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. Provides an overview ...
English Language Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching
With increasing numbers of ELLs posing unique challenges and opportunities for schools, the authors address educators' concerns in a concise and accessible way. The book provides a basic but comprehensive introduction that serves as a state-of-the-art guide to the field, using a straightforward Q&A format designed to focus sharply on the major issues, such as the research on effectiveness of various programs, and assessment and accountability ...
Buon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in Italian (Christmas) Teach Me Tapes (Italian and English Edition)
Teach Me Tapes
Learn the customs and traditions of Christmas in Italy through a bilingual story while enjoying the season's favorite songs. This beautifully illustrated 32 page hardcover book comes with an audio CD, including the narration in Italian and 15 songs to sing along and enjoy.
Languages and Children: Making the Match, New Languages for Young Learners, Grades K-8 (4th Edition)
Carol Ann Dahlberg
With a focus on communicative language teaching as it reflects cognitive and second language acquisition theory, this classic in the field provides a wealth of strategies and activities ready to use in the K-8 foreign language classroom. This popular and completely updated text is the only comprehensive foreign language methods text for K-8 classrooms that is also accessible and engaging for undergraduate students. Languages and Children: ...
Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs (Redleaf Press Series)
" Roots and Wings will open doors to beginners in cultural diversity education, and will enrich the more experienced readers. It is a grand tool for assisting early childhood educators to address the many-faceted and complex issues of cultural diversity and racial prejudice. . . . I recommend this book to any teacher, caregiver, or parent who wants to begin learning what it means to foster young children’s respect for themselves and ...
Educating Exceptional Children
Samuel A. Kirk
James J. Gallagher
Houghton Mifflin College Div
This authoritative text is regarded for its academic approach and its coverage of all categories of children with disabilities and children who are gifted and talented. The text emphasizes an ecological approach to special education, focusing on increasing awareness of the exceptional child as an individual who is influenced by and must cope with family, peers, school, and society. The Tenth Edition contains new four-color inserts and a ...
Be Bilingual - Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families
" Embraces the subject with more global reach than any I've come across before. A friendly, readable book that provides an intelligent and insightful blend of research-based advice and practical, real-world ideas ." --Adam Beck, blogger of Bilingual Monkeys Children may be like sponges when it comes to language learning, but the key to having them develop into active bilinguals in all their languages is to make it fun and useful in the daily ...
Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Understanding Language)
Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language --in the case of monolinguals-- or languages --in the case of bilinguals-- have already been ...
Yoko Writes Her Name
Hyperion Book CH
Yoko is so excited for the first day of school. She's just learned to write her name. But when Mrs. Jenkins asks Yoko to show everyone, Olive and Sylvia make fun of her Japanese writing. "Yoko can't write. She's only scribbling!" The teasing continues as Yoko shares her favorite book at show and tell, and reads it back to front. That evening, Yoko declares that she can't go back to school. "How can I when my reading and writing are a failure?" ...
Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina
Patricia Causey Nichols
Univ of South Carolina Pr
This is an exploration of diverse linguistic underpinnings in South Carolina's social history.In "Voices of Our Ancestors", Patricia Causey Nichols offers the first detailed linguistic history of South Carolina as she explores the contacts between distinctive language cultures in the colonial and early federal eras and studies the dialects that evolved even as English became paramount in the state. As language development reflects historical ...
Bird Eating Bird (National Poetry Series)
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Bird Eating Bird is a new collection of poems from Kristin Naca, winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series mtvU prize as chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Playful and serious all at once, Kristin’s work explores the richness of her cultural and linguistic heritage and perpetuates NPS’s tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets.
Becoming A Language Teacher: A Practical Guide to Second Language Learning and Teaching
Elaine K. Horwitz
<> Becoming a Language Teacher is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and classroom skills teachers need to meet the needs of all language learners. The book encourages each reader to develop a personal approach to language teaching. A much-needed resource in an era when all mainstream classroom teachers need to always be focusing on language, Becoming a Language Teacher recognizes that the development of academic literacy is the ...
Dual Language Development & Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning 2nd (second) ...
Paul H Brookes Pub Co
Contributor Bio: Paradis, Johanne Johanne Paradis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at University of Alberta, Canada. Contributor Bio: Genesee, Fred Fred Genesee has conducted extensive research on second language education, including foreign language immersion programs for majority language students and bilingual education for minority language students. His research on bilingual acquisition focuses on the ...
Foundations Of Biling.edu.& Bili. 4th Ed (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
The fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.
The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues
Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: The State of the Field (Georgetown Studies in Spanish ...
Georgetown University Press
There is growing interest in heritage language learners -- individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. ...
Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context ...
This text identifies and explores the various options for integrating a focus on grammar and a focus on communication in classroom contexts and offers concrete examples of teaching activities for each option.
100 Clear Grammar Tests : Reproducible Grammar Tests for Beginning to Intermediate Esl/Efl Classes
Keith S. Folse
Linda Elizabeth Hadeed
University of Michigan Press/ELT
The first of its kind, 100 Clear Grammar Tests contains 100 photocopiable tests, written to test students' comprehension of the most essential beginning and intermediate ESL grammar points. The tests are arranged by topic in a sequence that matches the one found in the Clear Grammar series but can also be used with other grammar series on the market. The tests contain a wide array of question types, including matching, multiple choice, error ...
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