As bilingual parents and/or foreign language instructors we face many challenges on a daily basis and it is important to know where to look for extra help, advice, and information. Of course, the internet is a great place to get started, but if you are a book worm like me, the list of books below would be a good resource as well.
These books contain information regarding multilingual research, theories, facts, techniques on how to get started, and more.
7 Books for Parents Raising Multilingual Children and for Foreign Language Educators
1 – The Bilingual Edge by Kendall King & Alison Mackey (Jul 3,2007)
2 – 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner MD, Susan L. Hayes and Steven Parker M.D. (Nov 13,2008)
3 – The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents by Edith Harding-Esch & Philip Riley (April 14, 2003)
4 – Bilingual By Choice, Raising Kids in Two (or more!) Languages by Virginie Raguenaud (Oct 25, 2009)
5 – Learning Another Language Through Actions (TPR) by James J. Asher (Jan 2000)
6 – Multilingual Education in Practice: Using Diversity as a resource by Sandra R. Schechter & Jim Cummins
7 – Languages and Children – Making the Match: New Languages for Young Learners, Grades K-8, MyLabSchool Edition by Helena Curtain & Carol Ann Dahlberg
I hope that this lost of book about multilingual education will will inspire you and motivate you in this wonderful life-long journey.
Are there any other books that you would recommend?
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