Second Language Learning and Teaching

Facing Diversity in Child Foreign Language Education

Editors: Rokita-Jaśkow, Joanna, Wolanin, Agata (Eds.)

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  • Includes diverse theoretical perspectives, including some that are novel in child language education
  • Provides good balance between research- and practice-oriented contributions from a variety of educational contexts
  • Is the first book that highlights the notion of heterogeneity in the young learner classroom
  • Brings into focus the challenges for language educators who have to face the problem of heterogeneity in their day-to-day practice
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This edited book uses the concept of diversity in child foreign language education as a major organizing principle. Since a foreign language, most typically English, is taught globally to an increasing number of children, the variability in the process and varied learning outcomes are inescapable phenomena. This book has been constructed on the premise that heterogeneity, first, concerns young language learners, who due to the disparity in the pace of development need appropriately tailored educational solutions, and, second, it refers to a diversity of contexts in which learning takes place. The contexts can be defined on a macroscale (e.g. different countries), mesoscale (e.g. different institutions), and microscale (e.g. specific learner groups). The book consists of four thematic strands. In Part One the learner-internal causes of heterogeneity of young language learners are clarified. Part Two presents a sample of classroom studies in which learner variables, such as gender, learner preferences, and special needs are taken into account. Part Three looks at teaching materials and how they meet learners’ needs.  Finally, Part Four highlights diversity issues that teachers should be prepared to face.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • What Makes the Difference in Early Foreign Language Education? Learner-Internal vs Learner-External Factors

    Pages 1-13

    Rokita-Jaśkow, Joanna

  • Cognition and Second Language Experience: How Are Executive Function and Second Language Acquisition Related?

    Pages 17-37

    Campfield, Dorota E.

  • Trainability of Foreign Language Aptitudes in Children

    Pages 39-53

    Biedroń, Adriana (et al.)

  • Teaching Foreign Language Grammar to Children: The Role of Individual Differences

    Pages 55-71

    Pawlak, Mirosław

  • Diversity in EELL: Matters of Context and Contact

    Pages 75-98

    Erk, Mirna

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66022-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66021-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Facing Diversity in Child Foreign Language Education
Editors
  • Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow
  • Agata Wolanin
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66022-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66022-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66021-5
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 326
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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