7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

ISBN-10: 0814400469

ISBN-13: 9780814400463

Edition: 2008

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Step 1: Building the Foundation for Your Child’s Bilingualism What Does It Mean to Be a Bilingual Family What Does It Mean to Be Bilingual? 7 Common Myths about Bilingualism The Bilingual Advantage
Step 2: Making It Happen: Defining Your Goals Decide Which Languages Are Important to You and Why Identify Your Motivations for—and Your Reservations about—Bilingualism Worksheet
1 Language Questionnaire Choose Which Language(s) You and Your Partner Are Going to Speak to Your Child Set a Start Date Determine How Proficient You Hope Your Child Will Be in a Second Language Do a Reality Check. Are Your Proficiency Goals Realistic for Your Family? Take into Account That One Language Will Be Dominant  Worksheet
2 My Bilingual Goals and Choices
Step 3: Becoming a Bilingual Coach
Taking Charge
Who Speaks Which Language When?
Step 4: Creating Your Bilingual Action Plan
Maximizing Language Input at Home
Making The Most of Community and Family Resources
FindingSchool Support
How Three Families Are Raising Bilingual Children
Create Your Own Bilingual Action Plan Worksheet
3 What Are the Key Components to My Bilingual Action Plan? Worksheet
4 Our Family’s Weekly Bilingual Schedule
Step 5: Leaping over Predictable Obstacles Predictable
Obstacle 1: I’m Not Sure That I’m Speaking to My Child in a Way That Will Help Him Become Bilingual Predictable
Obstacle 2: My Child Does Not Want to Speak My Language Anymore—She Only Wants to Speak English Predictable
Obstacle 3: My Child Keeps Mixing Languages Predictable
Obstacle 4: I’m Self-Conscious about Speaking My Language to My Child in Public Predictable
Obstacle 5: Because I’m the One Who Speaks a Second Language, I Feel Like I’m the One Doing All the Work to Raise Our Child Bilingual Predictable
Obstacle 6: My Work Schedule Has Become Really Hectic, and There’s Little Time for My Child’s Bilingualism
Step 6: The “Two Rs”: Reading and Writing in Two Languages Reading in a Second Language The Write Stuff
Step 7: Adapting to School: The Bilingual Child Goes to School
Public Bilingual Education Programs: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re at, and Where We’re Going
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