books about: bilingualism
The Bilingualism Reader
Wonderfully edited, outstanding
The Bilingualism Reader is the only existing reader in the field, a comprehensive collection of the classic articles in the study of bilingualism. Designed to be used as an essential introductory text for students, the reader covers all the key areas in the field. The introduction includes a perceptive discussion of the dimensions of bilingualism by the editor and an article on the description of ...
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
Naomi Steiner MD
Susan L. Hayes
Invaluable guide on bilingualism
This book is an excellent and easy to read step-by-step guide for anyone interested in raising children with a second (or multiple) language. It is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike. The guide is exceptionally rich in personal narratives and practical advices based on research results and Steiner's personal experience as a mother and pediatrician who raises her own children ...
Bilingual By Choice: Raising Kids in Two (or More!) Languages
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Finally! A clear, practical guide for multilingual families (and those who work with them!)
This is the clearest, most practical guide I've ever read for parents wondering about the effects of multilingualism in the home. In today's globalizing world, more and more families have parents who speak different "mother tongues." In other homes, the language used at home may not be the language spoken in the dominant surrounding culture. Parents wonder, "Is it OK to teach a child different ...
Foundations of Dual Language Instruction, The (5th Edition)
Allyn & Bacon
A Great Introduction to Bilingual Education
This book was required reading for a class I took, and I think it is a great introduction to bilingual education. Even if you think you have the basic idea of what bilingual education is, this book provides everything from the history of bilingual education to its legal basis to teaching strategies. A great book that should be read by anyone interested in education, even if your focus isn't ...
Sun Yung Shin
Children's Book Press
Great for adoptive parents of Asian children
Although Cooper is hapa (Asian/White) and is not adopted, the author and illustrator are both Korean adoptees (from the book jacket). Cooper's ethnicity/language struggles also apply to the struggles of adoptees who live in both worlds, of home & new country/culture/family/language. Spread the word about this book to adoptive parents who are looking for a story that shows an Asian American child ...
Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs (Redleaf Press Series)
An Excellent choice!
This book is a must have for current and future teachers. The author does a good job of presenting detailed information on Multicultural education. If you are not sure what Multicultural education is or how to include it in the classroom, this book will help you through. It includes over 60 pages of activities you can do with children that support culture,as well as suggestions on how to ...
Why Don't They Learn English: Separating Fact from Fallacy in the U.S. Language Debate (Language and Literacy ...
Teachers College Press
Fuel to fight the English Only people
I worked for Dr. Tse years ago, as a graduate assistant, so I'm a little biased. The first three chapters of this book are the best. Tse presents data to prove that immigrants, in fact, are learning English. Bilingual education doesn't mean that English has to be lost. Nor does it mean that the home language must be abandoned. It is a quick read, but still packed with information. We ...
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
BCLAD Takers, do take a look!
I will be taking BCLAD for languages other than English Test IV. This book is a good study guide. Do also download the test guide from cset official web site. You shall find answers in this book to the guide. If not, check on the internet for additional info. Good luck to all!
99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model
MaryEllen J. Vogt
Jana L. Echevarria
Allyn & Bacon
Great Teacher Resource
I was required to take an ELL course a few years ago. This course focused on the SIOP method and used Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (3rd Edition) (SIOP Series) as its textbook. I purchased the book that is being reviewed because I felt it would be a good companion to the original. Well, I was right. This book has so many wonderful, practical ideas that ...
Linguistic Genocide in Education--or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?
A brilliant and badly needed polemic
Throughout history, dominant groups have suppressed the languages of minorities. Today, due to mass communication and powerful, centralized states, minority languages are at risk the world over. While other books emphasize the loss to science (through the restriction of the linguistic database) and to cultural diversity entailed by the loss of minority languages, this book focusses on the moral, ...
French and Italian Cuisine Passport (Let's Eat Out!)
Robert La France
R & R Publishing, LLC
Managing Food Allergies? Enjoy French and Italian Meals!
This guide is extremely to use. It provides sample menus that you'd see at French and Italian restaurants. Then you are provided with descriptions of each dish and how it is prepared and the ingredients used. From there you are provided with specific considerations as to how the preparation or ingredient list may affect you if you have Gluten or Allergen issues. This book is the size of a ...
Between Worlds: 1st Edition, now replaced by E00350)
David E. Freeman
Important Issues for Any Teacher
I am using Between Worlds in a Literacy Methods for Elementary Teachers class. Although my class is not geared toward teaching English Language Learners, we are using this book under the premise that what is helpful for English Language Learners is also helpful for native English speakers. The book is clearly written and full of both theory and anecdotes. This is much more helpful than if it ...
Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers, MyLabSchool Edition (4th Edition)
Suzanne F. Peregoy
Owen F. Boyle
Allyn & Bacon
It was a wonderful first time for me purchasing from Amazon. The books came in perfect conditions and in a timely manner. I am very satisfied with the results of my purchase.
Becoming A Language Teacher: A Practical Guide to Second Language Learning and Teaching
Elaine K. Horwitz
Allyn & Bacon
Excellent resource for all language teachers
This is the best textbook I have seen for preparing language teachers in training to have successful classroom experiences. While the book is grounded in language learning and acquisition theory, it is written at a level that is easily understood by all pre-service teachers. It tells them what they need to know about each topic, how their understanding of the topic will help them in the ...
Buon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in Italian (Christmas) Teach Me Tapes (Italian and English Edition)
Teach Me Tapes
A must have for every family, this holiday season
Kathie Kelleher's full page illustrations were so eye catching and delightful. This is a great book to share with the kids in your life, this holiday season. Every page created excitement and laughter. It's great to learn about other cultures while having fun. Each page was a "Smorges Board" filled with wonderful copy and exquisite full color illustrations. Highly recommend! Fun for children ...
Being Bilingual Is Fun!
Essential reading for all elementary students!
Since reading this book to my students, they have become more enthusiastic about learning another language, and they are developing an understandingc of how a language is acquired. The children especially enjoy the true to life photographs.
Growing up Bilingual
Ana Celia Zentella
Anthro-political linguistic study of code-switching.
Zentella is an anthro-political linguist describing language use in a New York Puerto Rican neighborhood. She uses rich description and interview transcripts to illustrate the issues surrounding the use of English, Spanish, and "Spanglish" in a group of informants spanning two generations. This book focuses equally well on the anthropological, the political/social, and the linguistic aspects of ...
Being Bilingual: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Young People on Mother Tongue, Heritage Language and ...
Being Bilingual Safder Alladina Trentham Books. UK ISBN:1 85856 051 9 As a language teacher in Montreal, I found Safder Alladina's "Being Bilingual" very readable and informative. I think every language teacher and elementary school teacher would benefit greatly by reading this book. There are some elements and points of view which can only be learned from someone who comes from a minority ...
Bilingualism (Institute of British Geographers Special Publications Series)
An Excellent Introduction
Romaine provides an excellent introduction to the field of bilingualism. Of the texts I have read on the topic, this is perhaps the one that finds the best balance between readability and comprehensiveness. She covers the main subfields of bilingualism, and discusses numerous studies in the field. If you're just getting into the field, this will serve as a great guide, and you'll be able to ...
The Gate of Heavenly Peace . . . and Other Stories
Adam M. Dean
Amusing, Witty, and Insightful
I thoroughly enjoyed The Gate of Heavenly Peace and Other Stories from beginning to end. The books main character, Adam Chapman is an attorney who travels to China to complete a business deal. Most of the book takes place in China and reveals a great deal about Adam's adaptive strategies for overcoming life's daily challenges. There is great deal of humor emanating from Adam's relationship ...
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