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Learning to Learn in a Second Language

Learning to Learn in a Second Language - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0435087852

Cover of Learning to Learn in a Second Language 91 (ISBN 978-0435087852)
ISBN13: 978-0435087852
ISBN10: 0435087851
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Heinemann
Published: 1991
International: No

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Learning to Learn in a Second Language - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0435087852

Pauline Gibbons

ISBN13: 978-0435087852
ISBN10: 0435087851
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Heinemann

Published: 1991
International: No
Summary

Children from language backgrounds other than English represent a quarter of all our school population. Learning to Learn in a Second Language has been written specifically for all teachers of children for whom English is a second language, although it will be equally helpful to teachers of English speaking children.

The book is based on the assumption that the classroom program is a major resource for language development, and that a responsive program takes into account the fact that children are not only learning a new language, but that they are learning in that language as well. It exemplifies current theories of second language development through a wide range of strategies and practical suggestions for the classroom teacher.

Author Bio

Gibbons, Pauline : Catholic Education Office, Sydney

Pauline Gibbons has had many years experience in the area of English as a second language, both in the classroom and as a teacher trainer. She has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in the UK, Hong Kong, Iran, Germany, Poland and the Solomon Islands, and is currently a consultant in ESL and Multicultural Education at the Catholic Education Office, Sydney.

Table of Contents

1. Bilingual Children and the Language of the School

2. Planning for a Language for Learning

3.An Interactive Classroom: Developing Spoken Language

4. Assessing Spoken Language

5. Integrating New-Arrival Children in the Classroom

6. The Mother Tongue in the Classroom

7. Reading in a Second Language

8. Learning to Listen and Getting the Sounds Right

9. The Writing Program

10. A Whole School Response