ERIC Number: ED053586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Total Immersion Language Program: A New Approach to Foreign Language Instruction. Technical Report.
A three-year experimental program established in 1966 in Spanish language instruction at the secondary level is reported in this study. Students at Commack High School North, New York, participated in a total immersion language program in Spanish, taking two to four classes of instruction in the target language per day. Classes included regular Spanish courses, world history, humanities, and civilization. Major sections discuss the method, results, and implications of the experiment. A comprehensive listing of textbooks and materials used in the program is appended to the study. An extensive number of tables are included and focus on the Total Immersion Language Program 1966-69, program evaluation, various test scores, and alternative course sequences for a total immersion program. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Basic Skills, Cultural Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Culture, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Literature, Modern Language Curriculum, Modern Languages, Secondary Schools, Spanish, World History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.; Commack Public Schools, NY.