Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/ multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional languages. Henn-Reinke builds an argument supporting trilingual education in the US, discussing issues of identity, curriculum, pedagogy, and the impact of other psycho-socio-linguistic factors.

chapter |16 pages


part |125 pages

Introduction to Chapters 2–4

chapter |60 pages

Hamelin/Laie Schools, Barcelona

Education in Catalan, Castellano, and English

chapter |15 pages

American School of Barcelona

Education in Castellano, Catalan, and English

chapter |49 pages

Colegio Pestalozzi, Buenos Aires

Education in Spanish, German, and English

chapter |39 pages

Riverview Elementary School, San Diego, California

Education in Spanish, English, and Mandarin Chinese

chapter |18 pages


chapter |20 pages

Trilingual Education Program

Planning Workbook