Yvonne & David Freeman
title iii - past event speakers
Dr. Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education and Dr. David Freeman is a professor of reading at University of Texas-Pan American. Both are interested in literacy education for English language learners. In addition to doing staff development with school districts across the country, they present regularly at international, national, and state conferences.
The Freemans have published articles and book chapters jointly and separately on the topics of second language teaching, biliteracy, bilingual education, and second language acquisition. Their newest book, Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators came out in August. Their other books include: Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar; Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited Formal Schooling and Long-Term English Learners, the second edition of Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition, which received the Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association for outstanding research in the field of foreign and second language teaching, Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms, Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish in the Bilingual Classroom, which is also available in a Spanish version, La enseñanza de la lectura y la escritura en español en el aula bilingüe, and ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success. In addition to their other publications, the Freemans are authors of Rigby's new ESL program, On Our Way to English.