LINGUIST List 32.2801

Fri Sep 03 2021

Books: English in Inclusive Multilingual Preschools: Birsak de Jersey

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Date: 02-Sep-2021
From: Maren Köpp <>
Subject: English in Inclusive Multilingual Preschools: Birsak de Jersey
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Title: English in Inclusive Multilingual Preschools
Subtitle: Researching the Potential of a Teacher Education Model for In-Service Teachers
Series Title: Giessener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik
Published: 2021
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

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Author: Kirsten Birsak de Jersey
Electronic: ISBN: 9783823395003 Pages: Price: ---- 62.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9783823385004 Pages: 421 Price: Germany € 78.00

The study addresses the question of how preschool teachers who work in regular state inclusive elementary schools can be qualified to teach English as a foreign language. For this a practice-orientated teacher education model, compatible with the context, was developed. It took place in situ (in the preschool), following a participatory action research design to promote reflective practice. The research proved that it is possible to educate teachers to be able to teach both the official language and a foreign language systematically and productively in a regular multilingual and inclusive preschool context. Through the longitudinal case study, substantial insights were gained which can be transferred to other pre-primary contexts. The publication will interest those who research and teach in the field of early foreign language teaching, particularly at elementary level.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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