And Then There Were Two: Children and Second Language Learning

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How do children learning English as a second language become bilingual?
How do children's individual learning styles affect the task of learning English? Particularly when they have special needs?
What strategies do children adopt as they go about learning English?
What role does a child's native language play in the process of learning ...
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Overview

How do children learning English as a second language become bilingual?
How do children's individual learning styles affect the task of learning English? Particularly when they have special needs?
What strategies do children adopt as they go about learning English?
What role does a child's native language play in the process of learning English?
How can schools design and adapt programs to meet the needs of ESL students?

In this new revised and expanded edition of And Then There Were Two, Terry Piper answers these questions - and more. Her practical insights into the language-learning process have made this book a popular resource that provides invaluable encouragement and guidance for parents, classroom teachers who wish to know more about second-language learning, and experienced ESL teachers alike.

Audience: For practicing teachers, as well as teachers in training, this book offers a brief and lively introduction to a subject of wide concern today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887511004
  • Publisher: Pippin Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/7/2001
  • Series: Pippin Teacher's Library Series , #34
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

A former high-school English teacher and ESL teacher, Terry Piper holds a doctorate in linguistics and was Vice-President, Education, of the Open Learning Agency and Provost of the British Columbia Open University. Terry was Dean of the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, and is currently Dean of ADSOE at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. In her work in the United States, Canada and China, she has focused on teacher education - and the education of teachers of English as a second language in particular. She is committed to public education and to removing the barriers that face many learners, particularly immigrants.
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Table of Contents

Children's Second Language Learning
Learning Styles and Strategies
Languages They Know and the Language They Learn
Helping ESL Children with Special Needs
Planning Programs
Bibliography
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