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Between Worlds, Third Edition (Print eBook Bundle)

Access to Second Language Acquisition

By David E Freeman, Yvonne S Freeman

This updated edition gives teachers access to the latest research and language-learning theories, along with clear guidelines for transferring these to classroom practice. The Freemansincldue discussions on bilingual education, academic language, assessment, and reading essentials, along with case studies of different types of English learners.

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It is our hope that the third edition of Between Worlds gives those involved with English language learners access to current research and language-learning theories as well as effective classroom practice.David and Yvonne Freeman

In this third edition of Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition David and Yvonne Freeman have included many of the classroom examples and teacher stories that readers of earlier editions have found invaluable for understanding key concepts for teaching English language learners. They have updated the book and added important features:

  • A comprehensible overview of how people learn as well as how they learn language
  • An introduction to theories of both first and second language acquisition
  • A new, expanded discussion of bilingualism and bilingual education
  • An explanation of how to teach academic language at different levels and appropriately assess students’ academic language proficiency
  • Reading essentials for ELLs including ways to use culturally relevant bilingual books
  • Case studies of different types of English language learners
  • Influences that affect how teachers teach.

Throughout the book, the Freemans focus on factors both in and outside of school that have an impact on teachers and students. They show how teachers can take an intercultural orientation and lead ELLs to academic success. This book is designed to provide preservice and inservice teachers, administrators, and staff developers with the latest research and best practices for working with English language learners.

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Chapter 1            Who Are Our English Language Learners?

Chapter 2            What Factors Affect the School and Success of English Language


Chapter 3            What Influences How Teachers Teach?

Chapter 4            How Do People Learn and How Do They Acquire Language?

Chapter 5            What Are the Principal Theories of First and Second Language


Chapter 6            What Are Key Concepts, Theories, and Models of Bilingual Education?

Chapter 7            How Can Schools Develop an Intercultural Orientation?

Chapter 8            How Should We Teach Reading to Emergent Bilinguals?

Chapter 9            How Can Teachers Help ELLs Develop Academic Language?