With growing international mobility, Scandinavian classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and multilingual. Because of the important role of English in Scandinavian countries, the children who enter Norwegian, Danish and Swedish classrooms, and who speak one (or more) languages at home, are expected to develop proficiency in English as well as in the majority language. This volume, intended for English language teachers, teacher trainees, and school administrators, deals with multilingualism in the English classroom. It offers a comprehensive overview of key theoretical concepts pertaining to multilingualism, explaining why it is important for English teachers to create inclusive learning environments that draw on children's home languages as an important resource, and it presents various pedagogical practices that support the development of multilingualism with English.
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