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One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Preschool Educators of Children Learning English As a Second Language

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Today's early childhood educators are serving more children learning English as a second language than ever--in Head Start alone, nearly 30% of the children speak a language other than English at... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I am an international preschool teacher in Japan whose husband also happens to be Japanese (I am American) and I found this book to be very insightful and relevant to both my professional and personal lives. It is extremely well written, easy-to-follow, and above all interesting. The author explains the acquisition of a second language in very understandable terms. I enjoyed to book imencly.

One Child Two Languages

This book is very good for an introduction to second language teaching. It offers practical classroom advise on areas you need to pay attention to.

excellent and rare to find

The book arrived two days ago and I only finished a third of it, but I can't help writing this to share how much I liked it. I had searched on the web for information on what a young child (1-5yr), whose home language is not English, will go through when he/she first goes to a English-speaking preschool. I was frustrated for the past two months when my 3-year-old son started preschool. A child at this young age does not have enough social skills to compensate for his lack of competence in a different language, which is again needed to be socially accepted in the new environment. Such a child can become a loner, being ignored by other children, and unable to spell out his feelings. This book is the answer to my several sleepless nights. I am going to copy a few pages which describe the phase my son is going through and give them to my son's teacher so that she will understand what he feels and become more supportive. This is a great book, and I will request my local library to buy it, and I strongly recommend any parents who have the same concerns as I did to read it.
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