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- ISBN: 9780887510953 | 0887510957
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/1/2003
This book is about teaching in classrooms where some -- or all -- of the students are learning English, at the same time as they are working to learn the mainstream curriculum. Each year, many thousands of students enter a new linguistic and cultural environment when they enrol in school. Many are new arrivals from other countries, and may have varying levels of proficiency in English. Others are North American-born children who speak a language other than English at home, and who have their first major exposure to English when they start school. This diversity expands everyone's linguistic and cultural awareness, adding to the richness of the school experience at the same time as it creates new challenges for teachers. Written in a clear and straightforward style, the book provides important background information and detailed practical advice to help school teachers at all levels meet the challenge of teaching effectively in multilingual settings.