How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
This book focuses on the primary school education of bilingual children in Britain. Topics discussed include: pedagogical issues - such as analyzing children's spoken and written English; practical matters - such as helping children settle down in a new environment; and issues relating to the National Curriculum - such as assessment and practical suggestions.