Immersion Education

Immersion Education

Author: Robert Keith Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521586550

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Within bilingual education, more and more programs are adopting the option of immersion education, in which a second language is used as the medium of instruction. This volume illustrates the implementation immersion education in North America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, showing its use in programs ranging from preprimary to tertiary level and demonstrating how it can function in foreign language teaching, for teaching a minority language to members of the language majority, for reviving or supporting languages at risk of extinction, and for helping learners acquire a language needed for wider communication or career advancement. A final section reviews lessons learned from experiences with immersion and explores new directions the approach is taking. This text will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, and others involved in bilingual education.
Immersion Education
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Robert Keith Johnson, Merrill Swain, Modern Language Centre Merrill Swain
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-07-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Within bilingual education, more and more programs are adopting the option of immersion education, in which a second language is used as the medium of instruction. This volume illustrates the implementation immersion education in North America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, showing its use in programs ranging from preprimary
Immersion Education
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Diane J. Tedick, Donna Christian, Tara Williams Fortune
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-05 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This volume builds on Fortune and Tedick’s 2008 Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education and showcases the practice and promise of immersion education through in-depth investigations of program design, implementation practices, and policies in one-way, two-way and indigenous programs. Contributors present new research and reflect on possibilities for
Studies in Immersion Education
Language: en
Pages: 153
Authors: Elaine Mellen Day, Stan Shapson
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

A collection of research studies on French immersion programs. Section I documents the authors' experiences in developing a systematic approach to such programs. Section II includes studies on curricular and instructional considerations for immersion education. Section III addresses teacher education and professional development, and includes case studies of teacher-education programs
Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Kim Potowski
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This book describes the experiences of a group of students in Chicago, Illinois, who are attending one of the first Spanish-English dual immersion schools in the United States. The author follows the group during two school years, documenting their Spanish use and proficiency, as well as how their two languages
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Language: en
Pages: 515
Authors: Colin Baker
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-18 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include: • defining who is bilingual and multilingual • testing language