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Teaching in Two Languages

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

March 2014 | 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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Ofelia Garcia


Sharon Adelman Reyes

Sharon Adelman Reyes is program director for DiversityLearningK12, a consulting and professional development group specializing in the education of English language learners. She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she specialized in multicultural and bilingual education. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, she has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum specialist, district administrator, college professor, and educational researcher. She has taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels and is a recipient of the Kohl International Prize for Exemplary Teaching. Reyes... More About Author

Tatyana Kleyn

Tatyana Kleyn is an assistant professor at the City College of New York in the Bilingual Education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. In 2007 she received an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University in international educational development, with a specialization in bilingual/bicultural education. Her dissertation focused on the intersections of bilingual and multicultural education in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, and Russian bilingual classrooms. In 2008 she received the second place Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education. Kleyn is also an associate... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412978026