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Teaching Young Children a Second Language

ISBN-10: 0275986047

ISBN-13: 9780275986049

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tatiana Gordon

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This volume addresses a gamut of questions of interest to teachers of young second language learners. Why do immigrant children leave their home countries and what are their journeys to the United States like? How do young children adjust to the new culture? What sort of dynamic prevails in immigrant families? What are young immigrants' schooling experiences like? What are language learning processes like in young children? The first part of the book contains an overview of recent ethnographic, sociological, and psycholinguistic research concerned with answering these queries. The second half of the volume focuses on classroom practice. Gordon provides an extensive overview of activities that have been proven to be effective with young language learners. Practial recommendations contained in these pages flow directly from the classroom. Gordon describes innovative second language lessons developed and implemented by ESL teachers who work with language learners enrolled in primary grades. The book places special emphasis on those instructional strategies that stir young language learners' interest while stimulating their linguistic and cognitive development.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

TATIANA GORDON is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Allied Human Services and the Director of a TESOL program at Hofstra University.

Language minority children in the United States
Second language policies and the language rights of language minority children
Children as language learners
Teaching emergent second language speakers
Developing literacy skills of young language learners
Teaching grammar in the primary level ESL classroom
Content-based second language teaching in primary grades
Multicultural second language curricula
Issues in ESL instruction
Using technology with young English language learners
Assessment of young English language learners