Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition

Between Worlds Access to Second Language Acquisition This title features a review of second language acquisition theories and research in the fields of second language acquisition bilingual education and second language teaching methodology as well a

  • Title: Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition
  • Author: David E. Freeman Yvonne S. Freeman
  • ISBN: 9780325003504
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • This title features a review of second language acquisition theories and research in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingual education, and second language teaching methodology, as well as insight into the social and cultural factors that affect second language acquisition.

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    1. Freeman and Freeman offer a decent primer into the challenges faced by English Language Learners and teachers in classrooms. The book provides insight, and some practice wisdom to handling language learning in and outside the classroom, with extensive examples and miniature case studies. In all, this is a good place to start if you have little experience with immigrants, and language learners - especially if you anticipate meeting them in your classroom. If you come from a diverse background, or [...]

    2. I used this as one of the textbooks for an intro to the theory of language acquisition course for sophomores. I originally selected it because I thought the students would appreciate the blend of theory and case studies highlighting that theory. They did and I plan to use it next year as well. I did supplement it with an additional text that went deeper into theory, but for students who haven't yet taught or really been in classrooms all that much, the Freemans write a very accessible text.

    3. Freeman and Freeman write a very readable book with one part educational theory and one part anecdotal support from classroom experiences. This is a great book for anyone interested in teaching ESL or starting the process of understanding English language learners.

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