Dr. Margot Kinberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at National University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Delaware. Dr. Kinberg has taught courses in Language Development, Language Teaching Methodology and Literacy Development, among other courses, and has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences. She has also had two books and several articles and book reviews published.2006 0-7734-5538-8
This book looks at adult learners of English from several perspectives, and puts this unique group of learners into the larger language-learning context, beginning with a discussion of the situation of multilingualism and language learning in the U.S. and in international communities. It then builds a background for understanding the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learner, then it outlines and describes the authors’ model of bilingualism, then the various approaches and topics on ESL instruction are discussed, then a discussion on the ESL learner in the workplace follows. The book ends with an argument that multilingualism is becoming the norm, rather than the exception, in today’s global society.
This volume examines immersion programs from several perspectives: historical, pedagogical, research, case study, and policy, providing a more comprehensive picture of them than is currently available. It also adds the voices of teachers and students in immersion programs, and suggests areas in which further research would be beneficial.