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Introduction Part 1: The World of International Education Chapter 1: Introducing international schools Chapter 2: being mobile: parents, students, teachers Chapter 3: Adjusting to a life of change Part 2: Programmes and policies in international schools Chapter 4: Introducing programmes of study to be found in international schools Part 3: Bilingualism and Language Learning Chapter 5: Bilingualism in the international school context Chapter 6: Being informed about language learning Part 4: Day-to-day life in mainstream classrooms containing emergent bilingual students Chapter 7: Using school-wide approaches and resources to promote the learning of emergent bilingual students Chapter 8: Explaining the learning culture of the school to students and parents Chapter 9: Enabling emergent bilingual students to access the language of the classroom Part 5: Working with emergent bilingual students in the mainstream academic programme Chapter 10: Key strategies for use with emergent bilingual students in the content areas of the curriculum Chapter 11: Planning for the language and content area learning of emergent bilingual students Chapter 12: Teaching the skills of class talk and literacy to emergent bilingual students Chapter 13: Scaffolding the learning of emergent bilingual students in the mainstream classroom: class talk, mathematics, science and social studies Epilogue: Final Thoughts

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Drawing on real international classrooms and latest academic research, Sears offers practical pedagogical strategies for optimising second-language learning which are contextualised within the broad spectrums of communities (learners, teachers and parents), curricula, and teaching environments found in international schools worldwide. This is an invaluable comprehensive resource for 21st century international school educators. Mary Langford, Director, Langford International Education Consultancy Ltd A comprehensive handbook for teachers in today's international schools. Coreen Sears provides a necessary emphasis on emergent bilinguals as she walks the reader from the absolute basics to the more complex elements of providing for globally mobile students. Pertinent points are raised and carefully illustrated through clear, real life examples, references and links. This is a must-read for anyone working in an international school setting! Caroline Scott, Director, Communication Across Cultures

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Coreen Sears has worked within the world of international education as teacher, researcher and consultant for over 35 years. Her focus throughout this time has been on ways to offer effective academic and social experiences to linguistically and culturally diverse students. Her bestselling book Second Language Students in Mainstream Classrooms has supported thousands of teachers in international schools worldwide since its publication in 1998.

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Drawing on real international classrooms and latest academic research, Sears offers practical pedagogical strategies for optimising second-language learning which are contextualised within the broad spectrums of communities (learners, teachers and parents), curricula, and teaching environments found in international schools worldwide. This is an invaluable comprehensive resource for 21st century international school educators. Mary Langford, Director, Langford International Education Consultancy Ltd.

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