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Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children Hardcover – 30 Oct 2000
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"This book, whilst entertaining to read, is not just another opinion on the subject. It provides a comprehensive guideline backed up with scientifically proven data, yet leaving plenty of room for individual development."-Marlene Hall-Amsler Translator
"An excellent resource for any family wishing to develop an individual approach to multiple language acquisition.... This book is a valuable source of information and strategies for international school parents and teachers."-Silke Vannatter Coordinator, Learning Support International School of Geneva
"Having myself raised three children in a polyglot situation and being often puzzled by contradicting advice, I would have enjoyed having a book like this much earlier. This book may be a guide through difficult times and answer questions about how, when and what to do about language education.... A real tool to help understand the construction of language and to work out a personalized program adapted to every case."-Beatte Broadhurst Teacher
"Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa has provided parents and caregivers an engaging encounter with the complex, but laudable enterprise of facilitating language acquisition in children. This text is an exciting addition to the library of homes raising children equipped to live in our multicultural world."-Terry A. Osborn Co-director, Foreign Language Education Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services Queens College, City University of New York
"Raising Multilingual Children is a brilliantly written introduction to the possibilities of promoting children's language skills in the family, especially in multilingual settings. This book can be warmly recommended as being one of the rare examples of concrete, well-structured help for parents, teachers, and caregivers who are facing the challenge of encouraging bilingual and multilingual development in real life.' It is particularly valuable and convincing because it blends sound knowledge about the psychological, linguistic, and social dimensions of language learning, reflexive personal experience, with a refreshing and enthusiastic approach to the issues. All this is presented in a witty style, so mouth-watering that hardly any reader will resist trying out the concept."-Cristina Allemann-Ghionda Professor of Education University of Cologne, Germany
From the Author
If you buy just one book on this topic........
This book is about how children learn foreign languages, and when they do so with the best results. But it isn't a personal commentary, nor a stuffy study. While my background is in International Education from Harvard, Raising Multilingual Children was meant to be by a parent and a teacher, for other parents and teachers. In my research I found so many valuable studies which were inaccessible to the average reader because of their technical nature, so I wrote a book that you and I would find entertaining, as well as informative.
Each child is unique. Many books would have you believe there is "the" way to raise a child bilingually/multilingually. What I discovered in my review of hundreds of studies in neurology, linguistics, education and psychology, however, is that they yield just ten specific theory areas. And each of the ten is important to the individual learner. Each person combines the ten key factors of 1.Timing, 2.Aptitude, 3.Motivation, 4.Strategy, 5.Consistency, 6.Opportunity for Use, 7.the Linguistic Relationship between the Languages, 8.Siblings, 9.Gender 10.Hand-Use, (as it reflects cerebral dominance) differently. This book helps you discover your own personal recipe, how to make the most of what ingredients you do have, and how to substitute for those that are lacking.
Bon appétit! And good luck in your foreign language endeavor.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
it's entertaining to read and it also suggests certain strategies as well as it describes particular problematic aspects of raising kids bilingually.
one thing i strongly dislike about this book is the kind of "competitive" feeling you get. "the more languages, the better for your kid" but I still believe, that childhood is not supposed to be used as a way of perfecting your child!? and there are other things besides learning language!? like sports, and arts and music and etc etc etc.
but other than that (and keeping this in mind as a parent!!!) it's a great book to get introduced to this topic. might be a bit lengthy at times though, for those who have a basic or even academic/scientific knowledge about this topic already!
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With an Anglo-Dutch grandchild born recently in a French speaking part of Brussels, this seems a book I ought to be delving into.Published on 1 Jun. 2013 by Elizabeth 64
This book has a few important points to make about raising multilingual children, though not a lot of those, so I would tell people to get it from their libraries rather than... Read morePublished on 9 July 2010 by Uriel
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