Adding English : A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-01
  • Publisher: Utp Distribution

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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.

Author Biography

ELIZABETH COELHO is the author of several resource books for teachers, including Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Classrooms, Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom. Formerly District Coordinator of ESL in the Toronto District School Board, Elizabeth now teaches in the teacher education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She also provides workshops for teachers, and is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international conferences.

Table of Contents

Part 1: A Welcoming Environment
English Language Learners: From Far and Near
Welcoming Newcomers to the School
10 Ways to Create an Inclusive Classroom
Part 2: How English Works
I Say Tomato: Introduction to the Second System of English
No More Red Pen: Introduction to English Grammar
In Other Words: The Power of English Vocabulary
English in Real Life: Socio-cultural Competence
The Ritn Wird: Reading and Writing in English
Part 3: The Language Learning Environment
Ten Questions about Language Learning
Organizing Language Instruction for English Language Learners
A Supportive Language Learning Environment
Ten Ways to Support Beginners
Part 4: ESL Across the Curriculum
Ten Ways to Integrate Language and Content Instruction
Planning Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners

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