Children Learning Second Languages is a four-part comprehensive guide to current research and debate related to second language learning in childhood, the age factor and the relationship between research and classroom practice.
Part 1 covers child development, L1 and L2 language learning processes in childhood and offers a guide to contexts from foreign language learning at school to immersion education and bilingual/trilingual acquisition at home.
Part 2 gives a bird's eye view of cur....
[show more]rent research in the area of child SLA and pedagogy highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of different traditions and types of research. This is followed by a close examination of eight case studies.
Part 3 is devoted to issues of future research priorities by discussing methodological and ethical difficulties in child focused research and outlining 15 feasible studies for the future.
Part 4 offers some resources including hands-on teaching materials, handbooks, theoretical books, details of organizations and projects in the broad area of child second language learning.
List of Tables
Series Editors' Preface
PART I: BACKGROUND TO CHILD SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND PEDAGOGY
Theories of Child Development
Language Learning Processes in Childhood: First and Second Languages
Contexts for Language Acquisition in Childhood
PART II: OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDIES
Child SLA and Pedagogy: A Broad Overview of Approaches to Research
Case Studies: Interactions between Research and Practice
PART III: ISSUES IN F....
[show more]UTURE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Exploring Ethical and Methodological Issues in Research Involving Children
Some Feasible Studies for Future Research
PART IV: RESOURCES
Resources in the Area of Child SLA and Pedagogy