ERIC Number: ED451703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition. Second Edition.
Freeman, David E.; Freeman, Yvonne S.
This book purports to expand the learning potential of students by considering how the world inside the school interacts with outside social contexts. As the schooling of English language learners becomes ever more complex and political, this book has been updated in a second edition to address new trends and issues related to the teaching of multilingual students. The book features the following: a clear, accessible review of second language acquisition theories and research in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingual education, and second language teaching methodology; new insight into the social and cultural factors that affect second language acquisition and related current research theory; discussion of the role of grammar in second language acquisition; the content teachers need for certification to teach second language learners; practical classroom examples, strategies, thematic units, student work, and language stories; ideas for promoting cultural sensitivity; logical organization that could easily serve as a basis for a course syllabus; and practical suggestions and useful resources for working with parents of language minority students. This book is intended for classroom teachers of all levels who are working with a few or many second language students. It is also written for second language educators, including those working with pre-service or in-service teachers as well as college instructors of undergraduate and graduate courses in second language, cross cultural communication, and bilingual education. A subject index and an appendix of Web sites for English-as-a-Second-Language teachers are included. (Contains 164 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Charts, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grammar, Illustrations, Inservice Education, Language Acquisition, Learning Modules, Limited English Speaking, Multilingualism, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Politics of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: United States