This text brings together the work of 15 elementary education experts who support an integrative approach to educating second language children.
The paperback edition is a collection of articles from fourteen elementary education experts who espouse an integrative approach to second language education - one that goes beyond language teaching methodology - to cover a wide range of issues affecting the academic and social success of language minority children. The volume deals not only with second language development, but with the development of the whole child. Rather than focusing on language instruction, it addresses the entire curriculum, and instead of restricting itself to classroom learning, it examines the role of the school, family, and community.
First Cambridge text to cover second language education for children
Goes beyond language teaching methodology to address the social and educational needs of second language children
Takes a holistic approach to second language education
Provides solid, research-based treatments of language education issues
This concise, but comprehensive book draws on Penny Ur's extensive teaching experience as well as insights from research in applied linguistics to provide practical, user-friendly ideas for teaching vocabulary.