This volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date description of the wide array of second language programs currently available to undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. It brings together, for the first time, detailed descriptions of programs in foreign language, English as a second language (ESL), dual language (bilingual), American Sign Language, Native American, and heritage languages. Addressing both theory and practice, the volume presents the historical development, current practices, and future directions of each type of program, along with detailed case studies. For second language teachers, academic administrators, and teacher educators, this Handbook provides information that will be useful in making instructional and programmatic planning decisions.

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PART I Second Language Learners and Learning

part |2 pages

PART II Major Models: Past, Present, and Future

chapter 3|24 pages

Foreign Language Instruction

chapter 4|20 pages

English as a Second Language

chapter 5|22 pages

Bilingual (Dual Language) Programs

chapter 6|24 pages

American Sign Language

part |2 pages

PART III Language Revival

chapter 7|24 pages

Native-American Languages

chapter 8|20 pages

Heritage Languages

part |2 pages

PART V Preparing Teachers for a Multilingual Society

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PART VI Resources

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PART VII Conclusions

chapter 16|8 pages

Shared Concerns and New Directions