Written by a team of teachers, this clear and accessible book shows readers how they can help bilingual learners in their classrooms to access the curriculum as effectively as possible.
Advice is included on:
- developing whole-school policies
- creating positive classroom settings to promote learning
- using drama
- supporting bilingual learners in the early years
- the importance of home-school links
There are also plenty of practical suggestions for ways to improve classroom practice, and some photocopiable material.
Dr. Jean Conteh is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, where she teaches on the PGCE Primary course and on MA courses. She has worked in many countries and is a very experienced teacher educator. She has published widely in the field of EAL in primary education, both for teachers and for academic audiences. Her research focuses on ways to promote success for those pupils who are often labelled 'disadvantaged' in our education system, and covers the role of language in teaching and learning in primary classrooms and the expertise and professional roles of bilingual teachers.
Introduction Principles and Practices for Teaching Bilingual Learners Promoting Positive Links between Home and School Supporting Bilingual Learners in the Early Years The Importance of Talk for Learning Using a `Bilingual Approach' to Promote Learning Using Drama to Promote Learning Promoting a Positive Whole-School Ethos Rounding it Off