Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
Colonialism, contemporary patterns of communication worldwide, the revival of minority languages and immigration have all increased the prevalence of individual multilingualism and multilingual education share certain characteristics will bilingualilsm and bilingual education, they present unique characteristics and promoting them presents unique challenges that have seldom been addressed. The chapters in the edited book provide theoretical, empirical and practical bases for planning and implementing multilingual-education programs that prepare students for a multilingual world. The authors address issues related to multilingual acquisition, the use of content insturction in multiple languages to promote multilingual acquisition, teacher education, and the role of culture in multilingual schools. In addition, case studies of multilingual schools from around the world illustrate not only the achievements of multilingual education but also the challenges it poses. This book should interest researchers working on bilingualism and multilingualism, teacher educators and teachers who work or plan to work in bi-multilingual programs and language policy makers.
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academic addition areas Aymara Baetens Beardsmore Basque Country bicultural bilingual education Bolivian c'est Cambridge Cenoz Chapter classes cognitive competence content-based language Cummins curriculum double immersion education programmes educational system effective English Eritrea European Schools evaluation example experience Filipino foreign language French immersion gender Genesee German Grade grammar grammatical gender groups Hornberger Ikastola immersion programmes immersion schools immersion students implementation indigenous languages interaction intercultural language and content language development language education language instruction language of instruction language proficiency language programmes Language shift language teaching learners lessons lingual literacy Luxembourg Luxembourgish Lyster materials mathematics medium of instruction monolingual multilingual acquisition multilingual education Multilingual Matters multilingual schools native language native speakers pedagogical PEEB Peru Philippines primary school Puno Quechua second language acquisition social sociolinguistic Spanish strategies subjects Swain target language taught teacher education third language Tigrigna trilingual vernaculars