CONTENTS:- Preface; Who is bilingual child? Teaching English as a second language; teaching methods for reading instruction of the bilingual child; Formal reading instruction; Curriculum models for the language arts; Ways to integrate language and subject matter; The child's search for meaning in language; Instruction; The development of writing in a language arts context; children writing books. Reading as meaning construction; the language play; Language experience; Songs, Singing games and language play; Helping children to find books; Informal classroom drama; Assessing linguistic performance; Perspective on integrating the language arts; Home-school co-operation in integrated language arts programmes; Low achievers in English; Perspectives on Monolingual and multilingual children; Integration through Inservice.
A great deal of research has been put in the methods of teaching English in the countries which have been under the domination of the British. Generally speaking translation method was used for teaching English as a second language. But now more and more emphasis is being given on teaching English through the direct method. This book dwells on many such strategies of teaching English as a second language.