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A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism: 4th edition

by Colin Baker Multilingual Matters (April 03, 2014)

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. The Q&A format of this book makes...

Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives

by Dr. Andreas Braun & Prof. Tony Cline Multilingual Matters (January 29, 2014)

This book aims to enable parents in trilingual families to consider possible language strategies on the basis of analysing their individual circumstances. It includes a tool for diagnostic self-analysis that...

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms: A Practical Approach

by Dr. Elizabeth Coelho Multilingual Matters (June 25, 2012)

This book is a research-based practical guide for educators who work with students whose linguistic and cultural background is different from their own. Illustrated with many practical examples of classroom...

Growing Up with Languages: Reflections on Multilingual Childhoods

by Claire Thomas Multilingual Matters (May 24, 2012)

A unique new insight into multilingual families, this book views multilingual childhoods from the point of the child and is based on over 50 interviews with adults who grew up in multilingual settings. The book...

Guía para padres y maestros de niños bilingües

by Dr. Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy & Colin Baker Multilingual Matters (July 17, 2017)

En esta clara guía, Alma Flor Ada, Isabel Campoy y Colin Baker, ofrecen una perspectiva realista de las alegrías y dificultades de educar a niños bilingües y claras respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes...

Making Sense in Sign

by Jenny Froude Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2003)

Language which develops ‘against all the odds’ is very precious. Words were not enough for Tom; it was signs that made sense of a world silenced by meningitis. Confidence came via joyful and positive steps...

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2004)

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...

Bilingualism in International Schools

by Maurice Carder Multilingual Matters (January 10, 2007)

International Schools have developed since their inception from a largely native English-speaking student body to schools such as the author’s, the Vienna International School (VIS), where there are students...

Equal Rights to the Curriculum

by Eithne Gallagher Multilingual Matters (May 21, 2008)

The parents of second language children are often seen but not heard in schools. This book is unique in addressing the many issues facing parents of children whose first language is different from that of the...

Growing up with Three Languages

by Dr. Xiao-lei Wang Multilingual Matters (November 06, 2008)

This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial...

Raising Multilingual Children

by Julia Festman, Gregory J. Poarch & Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele Multilingual Matters (March 29, 2017)

Have you ever been told that raising your child to speak multiple languages will harm their development? Are teachers or other professionals suspicious of your efforts? Are you sometimes unsure if you are helping...

Welcoming Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

by Edna Murphy Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2011)

Teachers in multilingual classrooms have been working for some years to improve their repertoire of ways to address the needs of very young children who enter school not speaking the language of instruction....

Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family

by Dr. Xiao-lei Wang Multilingual Matters (April 21, 2011)

This book is a guide for parents who wish to raise children with more than one language and literacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this...

Bilingual Siblings

by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert Multilingual Matters (January 13, 2011)

How do bilingual brothers and sisters talk to each other? Sibling language use is an uncharted area in studies of bilingualism. From a perspective of independent researcher and parent of three bilingual children...

Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms

by Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds Multilingual Matters (February 20, 2015)

This book provides educators with an accessible guide to best practices concerning content-based instruction (CBI) models and their use in English learner inclusive classrooms. The author effectively bridges...

Second Language Students in English-Medium Classrooms

by Coreen Sears Multilingual Matters (February 20, 2015)

Second Language Students in English-Medium Classrooms offers a real-life practical guide to teachers that will enable them to serve students from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds effectively. Written...

Maintaining Three Languages

by Dr. Xiao-lei Wang Multilingual Matters (October 22, 2015)

The teenage years are a fascinating time in the life of any family, but what happens when the challenges of parenting teenagers are combined with the desire to help your children build on their multilingual...

Family Language Learning: Learn Another Language, Raise Bilingual Children

by Christine Jernigan Multilingual Matters (January 13, 2015)

Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not...