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Introducing English as an Additional Language to Young Children

Introducing English as an Additional Language to Young Children

  • Kay Crosse - Freelance Early Years Consultant, formerly Head of Norland College, Bath.

November 2007 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A definite must-have for all teachers of English confronted with early multilingualism' - Times Educational Supplement

The activities and guidance in this book will help teachers to develop the confidence and meet the individual needs of young children with English as an additional language across different settings. There are also practical and varied language teaching strategies to promote learning for children working individually or in small groups.

The first part of the book focuses on the introduction and development of oral language skills and the particular needs of young "additional English language learners" settling into a new environment. It provides an introduction to the Foundation Stage curriculum and the ways in which links can be made with English as an additional language activity.

The second part of the book presents practical activities grouped under the six areas of learning forming the early years curriculum. Each activity includes an appropriate objective, materials and preparation, key vocabulary to focus on and extension suggestions, as well as full guidance on how to manage the activity effectively.

The book will be a valuable resource for all teachers, teaching assistants and other early years staff in day nurseries, nursery schools and other early years settings.

Kay Crosse is a freelance early years consultant and was formerly head of Norland College.

Foundations of language learning
Capturing the interest of children
Getting started!
Planning for Success
A Curriculum for the Early Years
Practical activities for the personal, social and emotional development
Practical activities for communication, language and literacy
Practical activities for mathematical development and problem solving
Practical activities for knowledge and understanding of the world
Practical activities for physical development
Practical activities for creative development

This is a very informative and useful book for students willing to enhance their understanding of language development in English as an Additional language among Reception and KS1 children. Very good for recommendation to teaching assistants as well who want to take the initiative to prepare lesson plans for interventions for targeted children. The book is presented in a very easy to follow manner hence any practitioner in a primary school or nursery settings can follow it and benefit from the insights offered.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
School of Education, Kingston University
January 14, 2015

Other books recommended or adopted by the team were as good

Dr Krishan Sood
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
December 12, 2013

A good practical guide that's not overly academic. More use when students venturing on placement, rather that to aid academic writing. A very good basic introduction

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
October 11, 2013

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