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Description - Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education by Judith W. Rosenthal

This handbook offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date description of the wide array of second language programmes currently available to undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. It brings together, for the first time, detailed descriptions of programmes in foreign language, English as a second language (ESL), dual language (bilingual), American sign language, Native American, and heritage languages. Addressing both theory and practice, the volume presents the historic development, current practices and future directions of each type of programme, along with detailed case studies. Although the focus is on the United States, chapters are included on undergraduate second language education in other parts of the world - Canada, Australia, South Africa and Germany. These chapters provide insights into how other nations are coping with shifting linguistic demands and a more diverse undergraduate population, in a context where - unlike the United States -speaking more than one language is much more common than in the United States, and, often, official language planning policies influence second-language programmes that are offered. For second language teachers, academic administrators and teacher educators, this handbook provides information that should be useful in making instructional and programmatic planning decisions. It is especially timely since the study of a second language has become increasingly important to many undergraduates who - regardless of their academic majors - recognize the personal, academic and professional benefits of bilingualism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805830231
ISBN-10: 0805830235
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 402
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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