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Basics of Supporting Dual Language Learners: An Introduction for Educators of Children From Birth Through Age 8

Karen N. Nemeth
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This book is designed to help all early childhood educators learn the basics of developmentally appropriate teaching practices for young children who are dual language learners. It covers key points about first and second language development, discusses the importance of supporting the home language, and describes how programs and schools can prepare for a diverse group of children. It is a useful introduction for administrators, monolingual and bilingual teachers and assistants, and social and family workers.
Whether you are an experienced early childhood educator or new to the field, this volume provides relevant information that will enable you to meet the needs of young dual language learners with success.
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"Basics of Supporting Dual Language Learners sensitively integrates research theory and practical classroom strategies with real life experiences. It is not only a must read for all educators who wish to effectively educate the nation’s rapidly growing population of DLLs and ELLs, but a valued addition to every teacher’s and parent’s library."
— Kathleen Leos, CEO of the Global Institute for Language and Literacy Development and former Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) NCLB, Title III