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Teaching in Two Languages

Teaching in Two Languages
A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators

February 2010 | 200 pages | Corwin
Teaching in Two Languages is a hands-on practitioner's guide to the challenges of teaching bilingually to the ever-growing population of English Language Learners (ELLs) in today's schools.

This invaluable resource addresses emerging models of bilingual education such as two-way immersion and heritage language programmes, in addition to programme models that are limited to serving ELLs. Sharon Adelman Reyes and Tatyana Kleyn have organized the book around essential questions asked by practicing teachers and backed up by compelling vignettes based on actual schools and teachers across the U.S.

Foreword by Ofelia Garcia
About the Authors
About the Contributors
1. Languages in the Bilingual Classroom
2. Cultures in the Bilingual Classroom
3. Curriculum and Instruction
4. Teaching Bilingually Across the Content Areas by Irma M. Olmedo
5. Content and Professional Vocabulary Development by Jaime J. Gelabert-Desnoyer
6. Second Language Instruction
7. Assessing Bilingual Students
8. Expanding the Bilingual Context
9. Equity and Advocacy
10. Not Just One
Professional and Support Organizations

"Speaking directly to bilingual teachers, Reyes, Kleyn, and their contributors deliver a passionate, practical, and loving approach to teaching children whose first language is other than English. This book will be a source of both inspiration and practical strategies for those who are educating our newest emergent bilingual citizens."

Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Culture, and Teaching
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Finally, a comprehensive and beautifully written guide to teaching bilingually. Full of creative strategies, practical mentoring, and well-chosen vignettes, this book is destined to become the standard text in bilingual methods courses."

James Crawford, President, Institute for Language and Education Policy

"The essential questions emerging from the field of multilingualism in education guide this truly intellectual, teacher-oriented text on instruction in more than one language."

Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Key features
  • Organized around essential questions asked by practicing bilingual educators
  • Includes a range of memorable vignettes based on actual schools and teachers across the U.S.
  • Sound research base incorporates the latest work on bilingual education, content area instruction, culture and identity, and learning theory and practice
  • Although the book is theoretically grounded, it focuses on the everyday instructional issues faced by bilingual teachers as they negotiate the linguistic, academic, and cultural considerations of their classrooms
  • Unique dictionary of content-area vocabulary in Spanish provides an indispensible aid to teachers who struggle to "unlock" content in math, science, and social studies

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Ofelia Garcia


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