1st Edition

Considering Trilingual Education

ISBN 9781138021563
Published January 3, 2014 by Routledge
272 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/ multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional languages. Henn-Reinke builds an argument supporting trilingual education in the US, discussing issues of identity, curriculum, pedagogy, and the impact of other psycho-socio-linguistic factors.

Table of Contents

1. Trilingualism  2. Hamelin/Laie Schools, Barcelona: Education in Castellano, English, and Catalan  3. American School of Barcelona: Education in Castellano, English, and Catalan  4. Colegio Pestalozzi, Buenos Aires: Education in Spanish, German and English  5. Riverview Elementary School, San Diego, CA: Education in Spanish, English and Mandarin Chinese  6. Awareness of Trilingual Immigrant Experiences in the U.S.  7. Conclusions.  Trilingual Education Program: Planning Workbook.

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Kathryn Henn-Reinke is co-director of the ESL/bilingual program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.