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Teaching in Two Languages
A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators

Foreword by Ofelia García



February 2010 | 200 pages | Corwin

"The authors deliver a passionate, practical, and loving approach to teaching children whose first language is other than English. This is a source of both inspiration and practical strategies for those educating our newest emergent bilingual citizens."
—Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Culture, and Teaching
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Finally, a comprehensive and beautifully written guide to teaching bilingually. Full of creative strategies, practical mentoring, and well-chosen vignettes, this book is destined to become the standard text in bilingual methods courses."
—James Crawford, President
Institute for Language and Education Policy

"A truly intellectual text for all teachers of bilingual learners."
—María E. Torres-Guzmán, Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

A hands-on guide to meeting the unique challenges of educating English language learners!

Bilingual education programs give students who are learning languages and content the opportunity to progress academically while gaining proficiency in English as well as their first language. Grounded in current research, this hands-on guide helps educators navigate the linguistic, academic, and cultural considerations of bilingual classrooms. 

Focusing on teachers' day-to-day experiences, the authors present classroom-ready strategies such as 

  • Guidance on balancing instruction in two languages, including age-specific needs and social and academic language development
  • Tools for content-area teaching across the curriculum, including vocabulary development
  • Recommendations on appropriate assessments
  • Vignettes from schools and teachers illustrating solutions to challenges

Appropriate for a wide range of K-12 bilingual programs, Teaching in Two Languages is a comprehensive guide to language and content-area instruction for educators in any bilingual program or setting.

For more information on the authors' consulting group, DiversityLearningK12, click here.


 
Foreword by Ofelia Garcia
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
About the Contributors
 
1. Languages in the Bilingual Classroom
 
2. Cultures in the Bilingual Classroom
 
3. Curriculum and Instruction
 
4. Teaching Bilingually Across the Content Areas by Irma M. Olmedo
 
5. Content and Professional Vocabulary Development by Jaime J. Gelabert-Desnoyer
 
6. Second Language Instruction
 
7. Assessing Bilingual Students
 
8. Expanding the Bilingual Context
 
9. Equity and Advocacy
 
10. Not Just One
 
Professional and Support Organizations
 
Index

"Speaking directly to bilingual teachers, Reyes, Kleyn, and their contributors deliver a passionate, practical, and loving approach to teaching children whose first language is other than English. This book will be a source of both inspiration and practical strategies for those who are educating our newest emergent bilingual citizens."

Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Culture, and Teaching
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Finally, a comprehensive and beautifully written guide to teaching bilingually. Full of creative strategies, practical mentoring, and well-chosen vignettes, this book is destined to become the standard text in bilingual methods courses."

James Crawford, President, Institute for Language and Education Policy

"The essential questions emerging from the field of multilingualism in education guide this truly intellectual, teacher-oriented text on instruction in more than one language."

Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Key features
  • Organized around essential questions asked by practicing bilingual educators
  • Includes a range of memorable vignettes based on actual schools and teachers across the U.S.
  • Sound research base incorporates the latest work on bilingual education, content area instruction, culture and identity, and learning theory and practice
  • Although the book is theoretically grounded, it focuses on the everyday instructional issues faced by bilingual teachers as they negotiate the linguistic, academic, and cultural considerations of their classrooms
  • Unique dictionary of content-area vocabulary in Spanish provides an indispensible aid to teachers who struggle to "unlock" content in math, science, and social studies

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Preface

Foreword by Ofelia Garcia


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