And Then There Were Two: Children and Second Language Learning

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Pippin Publishing Corporation, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 122 pages
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How do children learning English as a second language become bilingual?
How do children's individual learning styles affect the task of learning English? Particularly when they have special needs?
What strategies do children adopt as they go about learning English?
What role does a child's native language play in the process of learning English?
How can schools design and adapt programs to meet the needs of ESL students?

In this new revised and expanded edition of And Then There Were Two, Terry Piper answers these questions - and more. Her practical insights into the language-learning process have made this book a popular resource that provides invaluable encouragement and guidance for parents, classroom teachers who wish to know more about second-language learning, and experienced ESL teachers alike.

Audience: For practicing teachers, as well as teachers in training, this book offers a brief and lively introduction to a subject of wide concern today.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
Learning Styles and Strategies
27
Languages They Know and the Language They Learn
51
Summary of Differences
69
Semilingualism
85
A Final Word 227
117
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

TERRY PIPER is a former high school English and ESL teacher. She holds a doctorate in linguistics and is Vice-President, Education, of the Open Learning Agency and Provost of the British Columbia Open University. Terry was Dean of the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, and has worked in the United States, Canada and China, focusing on teacher education - and the education of teachers of English as a second language in particular. She is committed to public education and to removing the barriers that face many learners, particularly immigrants. Terry Piper has published more than three dozen articles and two books. When she isn't working, she writes fiction, cooks and plays with her cats, who are gradually taking over the Piper household and putting her at risk of becoming an eccentric cat lover.

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