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Children from language backgrounds other than English represent a quarter of all our school population. Learning to Learn in a Second Language has been written specifically for all teachers of children for whom English is a second language, although it will be equally helpful to teachers of English speaking children.
The book is based on the assumption that the classroom program is a major resource for language development, and that a responsive program takes into account the fact that children are not only learning a new language, but that they are learning in that language as well. It exemplifies current theories of second language development through a wide range of strategies and practical suggestions for the classroom teacher.
1. Bilingual Children and the Language of the School
Planning for a Language for Learning
An Interactive Clasroom: Developing Spoken Language
Assessing Spoken Language
Integrating New-Arrival Children in the Classroom
The Mother Tongue in the Classroom
Reading in a Second Language
Learning to Listen and Getting the Sounds Right
The Writing Program
A Whole School Response