Primary Language Impact on Second Language and Literacy Learning: Linguistically Responsive Strategies for Classroom Teachers provides educators with foundational knowledge on how students’ native languages influence their learning of English language and literacy. Linguistically diverse students increasingly populate current classrooms, and it is important for educators to have general linguistic and cross-linguistic knowledge to provide students with equitable access to the language and content of school. By discussing English language learners’ (ELLs) primary language norms, positive and negative transfer, and culturally sustaining resources, this book helps educators understand how to support ELLs’ use of
their primary language as an asset when engaging in English language and literacy learning experiences.
Bogum Yoon is Professor of Literacy Education at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Kristen L. Pratt is Assistant Professor of ESOL and bilingual education at Western Oregon University.
Introduction by Bogum Yoon and Kristen L. Pratt
Chapter 1: Theoretical Perspectives: English Language Learners’ L1 Impact on L2 Development by Kristen L. Pratt and Bogum Yoon
Chapter 2: Spanish Support within Linguistically Responsive Instruction for Latino/a/x English Language Learners by Kristen L. Pratt, Gabriela Tellez-Osorno, and Maria José Solis
Chapter 3: Korean Students’ First Language Impact on English Language and Literacy Learning by Kwangok Song and Jieun Kiaer
Chapter 4: Supporting Russian-Speaking English Language Learners by Lyudmyla Ivanyuk
Chapter 5: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives between Mandarin Chinese and English by Xia Chao
Chapter 6: An Overview of Vietnamese for Teachers of English Language Learners by Hanh thi Nguyen, Huy Phung, and Hoan Nguyen
Chapter 7: First Language Impact: Bengali by Yvonne Pratt-Johnson and Medha Bhattacharyya
Chapter 8: Arabic Language’s Impact on English Language Learners’ Literacy Development: Implications for Educators by Alaa Mohammed M. Shakoori and Eliane Rubinstein-Avila
Chapter 9: Japanese Language Impact on English Learning by Kinji Ito
Chapter 10: Supporting and Engaging French Background Students Learning English by Fanny Macé and Sylvie Roy
Chapter 11: American English Language Acquisition Among Filipino Learners: Language, Literacy, and Identity by Eric B. Claravall and Maria Selena Protacio
Chapter 12: Urdu and English: Using the L1 to Influence English Language Learning and Literacy by Rahat Zaidi
Chapter 13: The Impact of Portuguese on the Learning of English by Cristiane Careiro Capristano and Lisley Camargo Oberst
About the Contributors
This book provides teacher candidates and practicing teachers a rich collection of chapters that will support their work with English language learners. Unique is the inclusion of cross-linguistic analyses of a wide range of different languages used by English language learners in U.S. schools (including Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu). Each chapter’s focus on how linguistic similarities and differences affect English as a second language learning and the implications for teaching makes this book an excellent resource.