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Drawing on data from eleven preschools in four European countries (Germany, Belgium, Sweden, and the UK), this edited volume explores the progress of preschool children learning English over a period of two years. This edited volume (Volume II) gives details on best practices in bilingual preschools as well as background and training on topics such as second language acquisition, intercultural communication, green immersion, material development and guidelines for language use and the implementation of bilingual preschools. The following are included in this report: (1) Introduction (Kristin Kersten, Andreas Rohde, Christina Schelletter, & Anja K. Steinlen); Part A: Results and Best Practices: (2) Foreign Language Education in Europe: Why Include Preschools? (Henning Wode); (3) Results of the ELIAS Research Studies: A Summary (Anja K. Steinlen, Ute Massler, Christina Schelletter, Shannon Thomas, Suzanne Akerman, Petra Burmeister, Aafke Buyl, Michael Ewig, Anna Flyman Mattsson, Lydia Gerlich, Gisela Håkansson, Alex Housen, Elke Kalbe, Holger Kersten, Kristin Kersten, Katharina Neils, Svenja Pahl, Thorsten Piske, Rachel Ramsey, Andreas Rohde, Martina Weitz, & Insa Wippermann); (4) How to Start a Bilingual Preschool: Practical Guidelines (Kristin Kersten, Martina Drewing, Jessica Granados, Barbara Leloux, Annette Lommel, Anke Schneider, & Sarah Taylor); (5) Guidelines for Language Use in Bilingual Preschools (Kristin Kersten, Anja K. Steinlen, Christine Tiefenthal, Insa Wippermann, & Anna Flyman Mattsson). Part B: Background and Training: (6) Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (Andreas Rohde); (7) Introduction to Intercultural Communicative Competence in Bilingual Preschools (Ute Massler); (8) Bilingual Education for Sustainable Development: Green Immersion in Bilingual Preschools (Shannon Thomas); and (9) Material for Bilingual Preschools (Christine Tiefenthal, Insa Wippermann, Annelie Schober, Lena Gotthardt, & Shannon Thomas). [For "Bilingual Preschools. Volume I: Learning and Development," see ED572867.]

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Preschool Education, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Proficiency, Immersion Programs, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition, Monolingualism, Bilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Environmental Education, Recreational Facilities, Language Skills, Preschool Children, Language Tests, Animals, Best Practices, Program Development, Guides





Author: Kersten, Kristin, Ed.; Rohde, Andreas, Ed.; Schelletter, Christina, Ed.; Steinlen, Anja K., Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3625&id=ED572868



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