Bilingualism in the Primary School: A Handbook for Teachers / Edition 1

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Richly based on case study material, this book helps primary teachers to understand the experience of bilingual children and shows it as a benefit rather than a hindrance in the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415088619
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Setting the scene 1
1 Language activities in a multilingual school 9
Appendix 1 Ideas for supporting English language development in mainstream classrooms 28
Appendix 2 Part 1: Languages we know Part 2: What I feel about languages 35
2 A young child learns English 38
3 Monolingual teachers assessing bilingual children 59
Appendix 3 Monitoring spoken English language development in the early stages 73
Appendix 4 Monitoring spoken English language development through four stages 80
4 Assessing in mother tongue 86
Appendix 5 Concepts tested 97
Appendix 6 Punjabi numbers 98
5 Assessing in English and mother tongue 99
Appendix 7 Test results 109
6 Children as interpreters 113
Appendix 8 Bilingual policy guidelines 126
7 Teachers speak out 129
Appendix 9 Details of interviewees 144
8 A community project 145
Bibliography 160
Index 162
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