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Bilingual Families: A Practical Language Planning Guide (Paperback)
Does your family or community speak more than one language? Do you wonder how to help your children successfully learn or keep those languages? Do you want your children to have the gift of bilingualism and aren't sure where to start - or how to keep going?
Every multilingual family has unique language needs. Bilingual Families is a guide for you and your family. It combines academic research with practical advice to cover the essential elements in successful bilingual and multilingual development. Use this book to:
- Learn about language goals - and how to set them
- Create a 'living' family language plan that develops and grows with your family
- Learn how to talk about multilingualism with your children and other key people in your children's life, like teachers and relatives
- Recognise when you might need further support
An indispensable guide for your family's language journey.
About the Author
Eowyn Crisfield is founder and principal of Crisfield Educational Consulting and Senior Lecturer in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has delivered her family language planning programme and insights through seminars, family language planning consultations, school consultations and her blog, On Raising Bilingual Children, for over 15 years. Eowyn and her mostly-monolingual partner are raising three multilingual children...with varying degrees of success!