Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9:47 PM
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Course: Virtual Open Course (VOC): Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education (Collaborative-Community)
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Emergent bilingual learner

An emergent bilingual learner is a learner who is in the process of becoming bilingual. Garcia et al. (2008) use this term to refer to children who speak a language other than the language of schooling at home and learn to function in a second language at school. 

García, Ofelia; Kleifgen, Jo Anne; Falchi, Lorraine (2008). From English Language Learners to Emergent Bilinguals. Equity Maters, research review N°1, Campaign for Educational Equity.