European Models of Bilingual Education

European Models of Bilingual Education PDF Author: Hugo Baetens Beardsmore
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591822
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 220

Book Description
Describes well established, non-experimental forms of bilingual education in publicly funded, non-elitist schools throughout Europe: Welsh in Britain, Catalan and Basque in Spain, heritage language maintenance in Belgium, trilingual education in the entire Luxembourg school system, and others. Focuses on the perspective of the administrator and the teacher. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education PDF Author: Josue M. Gonzalez
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265968
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 1056

Book Description
"With articles on Spanglish and Spanish loan words in English as well as Southeast Asian refugees and World Englishes, this encyclopedia has a broad scope that will make it useful in academic and large public libraries serving those involved in teaching and learning in multiple languages. Also available as an ebook." — Booklist The simplest definition of bilingual education is the use of two languages in the teaching of curriculum content in K–12 schools. There is an important difference to keep in mind between bilingual education and the study of foreign languages as school subjects: In bilingual education, two languages are used for instruction, and the goal is academic success in and through the two languages. The traditional model of foreign-language study places the emphasis on the acquisition of the languages themselves. The field of bilingual education is dynamic and even controversial. The two volumes of this comprehensive, first-stop reference work collect and synthesize the knowledge base that has been well researched and accepted in the United States and abroad while also taking note of how this topic affects schools, research centers, legislative bodies, advocacy organizations, and families. The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is embedded in several disciplines, including applied linguistics, politics, civil rights, historical events, and of course, classroom instruction. This work is a compendium of information on bilingual education and related topics in the United States with select international contributors providing global insight onto the field. Key Features Explores in a comprehensive, non-technical way the intricacies of this subject from multiple perspectives: its history, policy, classroom practice, instructional design, and research bases Shows connections between bilingual education and related subjects, such as linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States Documents the history of bilingual education in the last half of the 20th century and summarizes its roots in earlier periods Discusses important legislation and litigation documents Key Themes · Family, Community, and Society · History · Instructional Design · Languages and Linguistics · People and Organizations · Policy Evolution · Social Science Perspectives · Teaching and Learning The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is a valuable resource for those who wish to understand the polemics associated with this field as well as its technical details. This will be an excellent addition to any academic library.

Bilingual Childcare

Bilingual Childcare PDF Author: Victoria Benz
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783099194
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 251

Book Description
This ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German–English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates the processes at work when establishing and implementing a bilingual programme and examines the language attitudes, ideologies and practices of the parents, educators and administrators involved. It addresses the complex relationship between the childcare provider and its clientele in its socio-political context in an attempt to arrive at a broader understanding of institutional bilingual education in early childhood. The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in bilingual education, language ideology and early childhood education studies, as well as to teachers, trainee teachers and childcare providers.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families PDF Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847695752
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
Lots of new parents these days have the opportunity to bring up their child with two or more languages because of increasing job mobility and the global community. The benefits of bilingualism and biculturalism such as higher cognitive skills, an awareness of language and sensitivity to other cultures, are being increasingly recognised. However many parents don’t know how to start, what methods to use or where to seek help when facing problems. Now Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert, a mother of three trilingual children, teacher and linguist who has lived and worked all over the world, has written a book which provides an inspiring approach to passing on two or more languages to your children. In Language Strategies for Bilingual Families she considers several methods of bilingualism and focuses on the one-person one-language approach, in which each parent speaks his or her native language and is responsible for passing on his or her culture. Suzanne questioned over a hundred bilingual families about their experiences and she interviewed thirty families in depth. The results of her study are linked to current academic research, but the book is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family. It will prove an exciting and stimulating read for potential and current mixed-language families.

An Introduction to Bilingual Development

An Introduction to Bilingual Development PDF Author: Annick De Houwer
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847696309
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 163

Book Description
Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak those languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest research findings in a lively and accessible manner. The narrative describes how bilingually raised children learn to understand and use sounds, words and sentences in two languages, and how they are able to use each of their languages in socially appropriate ways. Positive attitudes towards bilingual development from the people in bilingual children's environments and their recognition that child bilingualism is not monolingualism-times-two are the main ingredients ensuring that children grow up to be happy and expert speakers of two languages.

Bilingual Acquisition

Bilingual Acquisition PDF Author: Margaret Deuchar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198299738
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 180

Book Description
This book presents a case study in bilingual acquisition in a child under the age of two and explores the case's implications for language acquisition theory. The data collection methodology is fully discussed, and the book includes an extensive list of the child's words in English and Spanish.

An Anthology of Bilingual Child Phonology

An Anthology of Bilingual Child Phonology PDF Author: Elena Babatsouli
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1788928431
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 273

Book Description
This edited book is a collection of studies on protolanguage phonology, referring to the development of children’s autonomous linguistic systems from their first meaningful forms to complete cognitive and articulatory acquisition of language. The volume comprises chapters on child bilingual phonological development, understood as the acquisition or use of more than one linguistic code, whether actual languages, dialects, or communication modes, in an array of contexts. Such contexts include endogenous and exogenous bilingualism, heritage language, bilectalism, trilingualism, and typical and atypical use. The contributed works here will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students investigating language acquisition in bi-/multilingual settings, as well as those working on child phonological development across a variety of languages.

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education PDF Author: Lydia Sciriha
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527560597
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 362

Book Description
This volume reports on bilingual practices in contemporary societies in a number of European and non-European countries. The topics discussed here include language use and language learning in a bilingual context, issues in bilingual education, the use of language in the linguistic landscape, language and the media, language perceptions, language use and attitudes, and the use of language as a vantage point for the study of social change. This book captures the various different approaches and viewpoints on bilingualism by researchers who have focused on contexts such as Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the USA. Of the 17 chapters here, five deal with aspects of bilingualism in Malta, which, in view of its minuscule size but complex language use, offers itself as an excellent laboratory for the scientific study of bilingualism.

Bilingual Study and Research

Bilingual Study and Research PDF Author: Nicolás Etcheverry Estrázulas
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030845508
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
This book addresses the importance of bilingualism in legal education. Written by respected experts in the field, it presents reports on bilingual legal education in countries with such diverse cultures and histories as Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The findings are also summarized in a General Report that was presented at the 20th IACL General Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.

Assessing English-medium instruction in German grammar schools

Assessing English-medium instruction in German grammar schools PDF Author: Karina Gentgen
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656206228
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 67

Book Description
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1.0, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Language, Literature and Culture), language: English, abstract: English is everywhere. Not only is it the language of science, the internet and advertisement, for instance, but it is the lingua franca that allows communication all over the world. Thanks to globalization, the increasing importance of the media, the changing lifestyles of the younger generations as well as the coalescing Europe, we cannot evade its impact. Not unnaturally, the English language has always been and still is a vital part of the German educational system with a tendency to expand its influence throughout the next years. Ever since it has been introduced as a foreign language to German schools, new concepts and methods to improve foreign language teaching have evolved. Bilingual education is one of those concepts. Being used in many countries and educational contexts to enhance second language learning, it has also found its way into German school types. As a method of instruction that involves a higher number of classes held in English per week and, additionally, other subjects being taught to a greater extent in that foreign language than in traditional educational programs, it was introduced, developed and often criticized. Due to its success, the demand for this more intense form of second language learning has increased and more researchers have investigated the outcomes of bilingual education. Is such a program beneficial to children or does it have negative consequences on their overall performance at school? Would a higher number of English classes per week be sufficient or do other subjects have to be taught in English and, above all, what subjects should that be without risking the students to have problems understanding their content? And finally, do students in bilingual programs have a higher language competence than students in comparable traditional English programs? These are all questions that are connected to the research on bilingual programs and what factors contribute to their success or what points to their weaknesses. The last of the three questions emphasizes the aspect of bilingual education that will be the focus of this bachelor's thesis, namely language competence. Due to the fact that an assessment of the actual language competence could not be conducted in the given time period, the center of this investigation will be the subjective point of view of teachers and students, thus a self-assessment based on the categories of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. [...]
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