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ERIC Number: ED225404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-7744-0254-7
French Immersion: The Trial Balloon That Flew. Language and Literacy Series.
Lapkin, Sharon; And Others
This booklet is designed for eleven-to-fifteen year old students who are in, or who have just completed, a French immersion program. It addresses two concerns of students and their parents: (1) how well students are achieving in French, in English, in other subjects, and in their overall intellectual development; and (2) what possibilities exist for these students to keep up their French once they finish an immersion program. With these issues in view, the booklet covers the following topics: (1) the history of French immersion programs in Canada; (2) early reactions to immersion programs; (3) a summary of the immersion experiment and its evaluation; (4) results of the French immersion studies, including views of immersions students in various parts of Canada; and (5) what students can do after immersion classes to get secondary immersion programs or continuing programs, and to maintain their French fluency in non-academic ways. The text is interspersed with pen-and-ink drawings and cartoon-like illustrations. Each section has several questions for discussion. (AMH)
OISE Press, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada ($4.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Parents for French, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada