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The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language

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It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment.

In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you:

  • select the language that will give your child the most benefits
  • find materials and programs that will assist your child in achieving fluency
  • identify and use your family's unique traits to maximize learning

Fancy private schools and expensive materials aren't needed. Instead, The Bilingual Edge translates the latest research into interactive strategies and quick tips that even the busiest parents can use.

About the Author

Kendall King, Ph.D., and Alison Mackey, Ph.D. are linguistics professors at Georgetown University. Between them, they have written nearly a hundred research articles and books on bilingualism and language teaching methods. Also, they are both parents, teaching their children more than one language.

Kendall King, Ph.D., and Alison Mackey, Ph.D. are linguistics professors at Georgetown University. Between them, they have written nearly a hundred research articles and books on bilingualism and language teaching methods. Also, they are both parents, teaching their children more than one language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061246562
Subtitle:
Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language
Author:
King, Kendall
Author:
by Kendall King and Alison Mackey
Author:
Mackey, Alison, PhD
Author:
King, Kendall, PhD
Author:
Mackey, Alison
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Parent Participation
Subject:
Bilingual Education
Subject:
Bilingualism in children
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Foreign Language
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Learning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070703
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.71 in. .48 lbs.

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