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Angela M. Y. Lin and Evelyn Y. F. Man

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099586

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099586.001.0001

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Bilingual Education in Different Contexts: Principles and Practice

Bilingual Education in Different Contexts: Principles and Practice

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Bilingual Education

Angel M. Y. Lin

Evelyn Y. F. Man

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter presents an overview of the theoretical and empirical literature of bilingual education which is relevant to an understanding of how a second or foreign language (L2) can be used as a medium of instruction in schools for the dual goal of achieving bilingualism/biliteracy and cognitive/academic learning. Major theories, principles, concepts and programme options/models in bilingual education are delineated. The factors and conditions promoting or inhibiting success in bilingual education are critically reviewed. Their implications for Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian contexts are discussed.

Keywords:   Second language, Foreign language, Medium of instruction, Academic learning, Bilingualism, Bilingual education

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