Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years [NOOK Book]

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**Shortlisted for the nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues award 2008**


Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? This book examines the practical issues involved in the education of multilingual children.

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Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years

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Overview

**Shortlisted for the nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues award 2008**


Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? This book examines the practical issues involved in the education of multilingual children.

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Meet the Author

Sandra Smidt was formerly Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of East London. She is now an educational consultant, working with the University of East London. Sandra’s other books available from Routledge are A Guide to Early Years Practice (third edition, 2007); The Developing Child in the Twenty-First Century; and Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in The Early Years: A Reader.

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Multilingualism 2. Language at Home and Beyond 3. Language and Identity 4. Learning a Language: Learning Another 5. Effective Classrooms or Settings for Bilingual Children: The Survival of First Language 6. Effective Classrooms for Bilingual Learners: Teaching English as an Additional Language 7. Assessing Bilingual Learners 8. Working with the Parents of Bilingual Children 9. Language and Thought Endnote: Bilingual Education: Why Should we Bother?

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