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Finding World Language Materials in the ERC

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Getting Started

This guide will describe world language materials and how to find them in the ERC

Why use World Language Materials with Children?

  • Illustrations provide picture clues
  • Show written words in other languages
  • Read alouds provides text, gestures, and expression
  • Natural & academic language exposure
  • Identify cognates
  • Vocabulary presented in context
  • Integrate language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening)
  • Reading self-efficacy
  • Understand grammar rules
  • Provides cultural knowledge
  • Figurative & literal  language understanding
  • Parents can read the same book at home in their native language

What Types of World Language Books are Available at the ERC

Bilingual Books: Books that have two languages in the same book

World Language Books: Books solely written in a particular language

Translated Books: Books that are originally in one language then translated to another language

Examples of World Language Books

Bilingual Book
Source: Waiting For Mama byT'ae-jun Yi 
written in Korean & English

Image of bilingual text

     

World Language Book
Source: Bon appetit, Monsieur Lapin!
written in French

Image of foreign language text

Example of a Translated Book
Source: Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban
translated into Spanish

Image of translated text

References:

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Newfoundland Labrador, Canada
Using Children's Literature with ESL Students
http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/esl/literature_esl.pdf

Fluent U: Learning a Language by Reading Books

http://www.fluentu.com/blog/learning-a-language-by-reading-books/

New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of  Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators
10 Ways to Use Bilingual Books with Children
http://njtesol-njbe.org/handouts11/MC_10_Ways_to_Use_Bilingual_Books.pdf

Head Librarian, Educational Resource Center