LINGUIST List 32.322

Mon Jan 25 2021

Books: English in Elementary Schools: Steinlein

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 13-Jan-2021
From: Corina Popp <>
Subject: English in Elementary Schools: Steinlein
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: English in Elementary Schools
Subtitle: Research and Implications on Minority and Majority Language Children’s Reading and Writing Skills in Regular and Bilingual Programs
Series Title: Multilingualism and Language Teaching
Published: 2021
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Book URL:

Author: Anja Steinlein
Electronic: ISBN: 9783823394518 Pages: 208 Price: Europe EURO 39.20
Paperback: ISBN: 9783823384519 Pages: 208 Price: Europe EURO 49

An increasing number of multilingual students, often with a migration background, are attending elementary schools in Germany these days. Also on the rise is the number of schools offering a bilingual program, where content subjects such as science and mathematics are taught in a foreign language. This book explores minority and majority language students’ German and English reading and writing skills in elementary schools which offer either regular English-as-subject lessons or bilingual programs with varying degrees of English intensity. The focus is on effects of foreign language input intensity with respect to students’ language background, gender, cognitive abilities, and socio-economic background. This book also provides recommendations for English reading and writing activities in the elementary school classroom.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:

Page Updated: 25-Jan-2021