Becoming a Bilingual Family

The first part of the book introduces parents to many resources—books, audio books, music, television, computer programs, childcare workers, school, and friends—that can help you establish a home environment conducive to the acquisition ...

Becoming a Bilingual Family

Author: Stephen Marks

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292743750

Page: 254

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Would you like your children to grow up bilingual, even if you aren't yet? Then speak to your kids in Spanish as you learn the language along with them. Becoming a Bilingual Family gives English-speaking parents the tools to start speaking Spanish with their kids in their earliest years, when children are most receptive to learning languages. It teaches the vocabulary and idioms for speaking to children in Spanish and offers practical, proven ways to create a language-learning environment at home. The first part of the book introduces parents to many resources—books, audio books, music, television, computer programs, childcare workers, school, and friends—that can help you establish a home environment conducive to the acquisition of Spanish. The second part is a Spanish phrasebook that takes you through all the typical activities that parents and children share, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. Few, if any, other Spanish study aids provide this much vocabulary and guidance for talking to small children about common daily activities. The authors also include a quick course in Spanish pronunciation and enough grammar to get a parent started. Spanish-language resources, kids' names in Spanish, and an easy-to-use index and glossary complete the book. Take the Markses' advice and start talking to your kids in Spanish, even if it's not perfect. You'll learn the language together and share the excitement of discovering the peoples and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world.

Become a Bilingual Family

This book will show you why YOU are the best language teacher for your child, even if you only speak one language and HOW to start using the target language at home.

Become a Bilingual Family

Author: Daniela Perieda

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692753798

Page: 132

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This book will show you why YOU are the best language teacher for your child, even if you only speak one language and HOW to start using the target language at home. The best part is that you will be able to implement this method to your daily routine with only 5 minutes per day! Inside you'll find: - Tips on strengthening your relationship with your child because relationships are the foundation for second language acquisition - The stages of your language learning journey Strategies to help your child during each stage Useful *Spanish phrases and vocabulary to use during daily interactions with audio. *Our method and strategies can apply to learning any language - An actionable roadmap for your language learning journey

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

The results of her study are linked to current academic research, but the book is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family.

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families

Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695752

Page: 220

View: 991

Lots of new parents these days have the opportunity to bring up their child with two or more languages because of increasing job mobility and the global community. The benefits of bilingualism and biculturalism such as higher cognitive skills, an awareness of language and sensitivity to other cultures, are being increasingly recognised. However many parents don’t know how to start, what methods to use or where to seek help when facing problems. Now Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert, a mother of three trilingual children, teacher and linguist who has lived and worked all over the world, has written a book which provides an inspiring approach to passing on two or more languages to your children. In Language Strategies for Bilingual Families she considers several methods of bilingualism and focuses on the one-person one-language approach, in which each parent speaks his or her native language and is responsible for passing on his or her culture. Suzanne questioned over a hundred bilingual families about their experiences and she interviewed thirty families in depth. The results of her study are linked to current academic research, but the book is both readable and relevant to non-academics and provides fascinating insights into being a multilingual family. It will prove an exciting and stimulating read for potential and current mixed-language families.

The Bilingual Family

This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual.

The Bilingual Family

Author: Edith Harding-Esch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004640

Page: 190

View: 556

This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual. It still gives parents up-to-date information and advice they need to make informed decisions about what language policy to adopt with their children. This new edition also looks at cases of single-parent families with bilingual children, as well as schooling and bi-literacy issues. The authors help parents identify the factors that will influence their decision to bring up their children as bilinguals. The second part consists of case studies of bilingual families, which illustrate a wide range of different solutions . The third part is an alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingualism. Bringing up bilingual children is a challenge and this book helps parents meet that challenge.

Becoming Bilingual

Following an overview of child bilingualism, this book looks at the influence of the child's family environment and the factors which predict the language use of the child.

Becoming Bilingual

Author: Jean Lyon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593178

Page: 271

View: 416

Explores the processes of monolingual language development in pre-school children. Following an overview of child bilingualism, this book looks at the influence of the child's family environment and the factors which predict the language use of the child.

Bilingual Siblings

How do the factors of birth order, personality or family size interact in language production? With data from over 100 international families this book investigates the reality of family life with two or more children and languages.

Bilingual Siblings

Author: Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693261

Page: 216

View: 963

How do bilingual brothers and sisters talk to each other? Sibling language use is an uncharted area in studies of bilingualism. From a perspective of independent researcher and parent of three bilingual children Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert discusses the issues of a growing bilingual or multilingual family. What happens when there are two or more children at different stages of language development? Do all the siblings speak the same languages? Which language(s) do the siblings prefer to speak together? Could one child refuse to speak one language while another child is fluently bilingual? How do the factors of birth order, personality or family size interact in language production? With data from over 100 international families this book investigates the reality of family life with two or more children and languages. -- Back cover.

A Parents and Teachers Guide to Bilingualism

Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book is a practical introduction for parents and teachers to bilingualism.

A Parents  and Teachers  Guide to Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker, 194

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184769571X

Page: 248

View: 470

Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book is a practical introduction for parents and teachers to bilingualism. Straightforward and realistic answers are given to a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about bilingualism and bilingual education. Areas covered include family, language, culture, identity, reading , writing, schooling and issues. In the third edition, there is new or more detailed consideration of: • Moving between countries, cultural adaptation • Identity issues • One parent - one language (OPOL) families • Pre schools / kindergartens / nursery schools • Helping with homework • Dyslexia • Language scaffolding • Multilingualism and trilingualism; trilingual families • Adoption • WWW links, articles and books for further reading

Trilingualism in Family School and Community

Countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe provide the sociolinguistic contexts described in this volume. They involve settings where three or more languages are spoken and where speakers are trilingual.

Trilingualism in Family  School  and Community

Author: Charlotte Hoffmann

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596926

Page: 242

View: 154

Countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe provide the sociolinguistic contexts described in this volume. They involve settings where three or more languages are spoken and where speakers are trilingual. With the focus on family, school and the wider community, the book illustrates personal, social, cultural and political factors contributing to the acquisition and maintenance of trilingualism and highlights a rich pattern of trilingual language use.

Bilingual

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day.

Bilingual

Author: François Grosjean

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048874

Page: 276

View: 429

Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. In a lively and entertaining book, an international authority on bilingualism explores the many facets of life with two or more languages.

Family Language Learning

The book combines cutting-edge research on language exposure with honest and often humorous stories from personal interviews with families speaking a foreign language at home.

Family Language Learning

Author: Christine Jernigan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092807

Page: 224

View: 666

Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their children an opportunity to learn another language. The book combines cutting-edge research on language exposure with honest and often humorous stories from personal interviews with families speaking a foreign language at home. By dispelling long-held myths about how language is learned, it provides hope to parents who want to give their children bilingual childhoods, but feel they don't know where to start with learning foreign languages.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 1400009502

Page: 368

View: 211

If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development.

A Parents and Teachers Guide to Bilingualism

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children.

A Parents  and Teachers  Guide to Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091606

Page: 288

View: 760

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.

Bilingual Children

The book is composed in a very readable style and has clear, easily understandable explanations of any technical matters.

Bilingual Children

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN:

Page: 264

View: 995

Children's acquisition of bilingualism is shown to be something normal, something positive, which can be a rewarding and enriching experience for both children and their parents. The book is composed in a very readable style and has clear, easily understandable explanations of any technical matters.

Family Language Policy

This book explores the question of family language policy in multilingual households.

Family Language Policy

Author: Sonia Wilson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303052437X

Page: 200

View: 749

This book explores the question of family language policy in multilingual households. Presenting six case studies which focus on the experiences of parents and children in French-English bilingual contexts, the author draws conclusions about the impact of parental language management on the family as a whole which can be applied to transnational families from other linguistic backgrounds. While many parental guides on bilingual childrearing have been published in recent years, little attention has been paid to the possible impact of such language strategies on the experiences and interrelationships of bilingual family members. This book is unique in focusing in depth on the psychology and experiences of the child, and it will be of interest to readers in fields as diverse as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, sociology of youth and family, and child psychology.

Growing Up with Two Languages

This best-selling guide is illustrated by glimpses of life from interviews with fifty families from all around the world.

Growing Up with Two Languages

Author: Una Cunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136708839

Page: 208

View: 474

The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. Growing Up with Two Languages is aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to go about helping children gain maximum benefit from the multilingual situation.

Raising Bilingual Brown Babies

This book provides insights and strategies for the African American family looking to become bilingual in English and Spanish.

Raising Bilingual Brown Babies

Author: Kami Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723316210

Page: 100

View: 523

This book provides insights and strategies for the African American family looking to become bilingual in English and Spanish. Through personal stories, client testimonials and conversational style, Raising Bilingual Brown Babies aims to empower more African American families to take the leap and adopt bilingualism as a lifestyle and family choice. Dr. Kami Anderson makes the journey to bilingualism feel attainable and vital for all families of color, but makes it a point to provide easy methods to increase the number of Black families that are able to speak both English and Spanish.

Be Bilingual Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families

Written in a lively, engaging style, with lots of activities and resources for parents and teachers, "Bilingual By Choice" tells how to raise children bilingually and keep them that way into adulthood.

Be Bilingual   Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families

Author: Annika Bourgogne

Publisher: Annika Bourgogne

ISBN: 9789526803708

Page: 184

View: 133

Written in a lively, engaging style, with lots of activities and resources for parents and teachers, "Bilingual By Choice" tells how to raise children bilingually and keep them that way into adulthood.

Family Language Policies in a Multilingual World

Through case studies from around the world, this book illustrates the opportunities and challenges facing families negotiating the issues of language maintenance and language learning in the home.

Family Language Policies in a Multilingual World

Author: John Macalister

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317214293

Page: 244

View: 366

Through case studies from around the world, this book illustrates the opportunities and challenges facing families negotiating the issues of language maintenance and language learning in the home. Every family living in a bi/multilingual environment faces the question of what language(s) to speak with their children and must make a decision, consciously or otherwise, about these issues. Exploring links between language policy in the home and wider society in a range of diverse settings, the contributors utilize various research tools, including interviews, questionnaires, observations, and archival document analysis, to explore linguistic ideologies and practices of family members in the home, illuminating how these are shaped by macro-level societal processes.

Bilingual Families

Use this book to: Learn about language goals – and how to set them Create a 'living' family language plan that develops and grows with your family Learn how to talk about multilingualism with your children and other key people in your ...

Bilingual Families

Author: Eowyn Crisfield

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1788929365

Page: 120

View: 762

Does your family or community speak more than one language? Do you wonder how to help your children successfully learn or keep those languages? Do you want your children to have the gift of bilingualism and aren’t sure where to start – or how to keep going? Every multilingual family has unique language needs. Bilingual Families is a guide for you and your family. It combines academic research with practical advice to cover the essential elements in successful bilingual and multilingual development. Use this book to: Learn about language goals – and how to set them Create a 'living' family language plan that develops and grows with your family Learn how to talk about multilingualism with your children and other key people in your children's life, like teachers and relatives Recognise when you might need further support An indispensable guide for your family’s language journey.

Bilingualism Or Not

This book deals with bilingualism, particularly as it relates to migrants and indigenous minorities.

Bilingualism Or Not

Author: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9780905028187

Page: 378

View: 520

This book deals with bilingualism, particularly as it relates to migrants and indigenous minorities. The book begins with a purely linguistic coverage of bilingualism and then deals with the prerequisites and consequences of bilingualism from the perspectives of psychology and pedagogy.