This work illustrates how a meaningful metalanguage can support
L2 learners in accomplishing challenging tasks in the primary school curriculum at the same time that it promotes the kind of focused consciousness-raising and explicit talk about language that has been shown to facilitate L2 development.
In the first place, he obliged the inhabitants to bring up all their male children and the first-born of the females, and forbade them to destroy any children under three years of age unless they were maimed or monstrous from their very birth.
Suggests and addresses the need for further curriculum development within the IB PYP in terms of additional (often foreign) language learning within the diverse community of International schools that follow the IB curriculum, in order for schools to become more explicit and unified in their language policies. Includes suggestions for how additional language learning can be linked to the process of inquiry and the promotion of the core values of the IB, embodied in the PYP learner profile.
Michael Goldwasser, and David Letscher. OOPSLA '07: Companion to the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming systems and applications companion, page 889--896. New York, NY, USA, ACM, (2007)