ERIC Number: ED225404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Learning
OISE Press, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada ($4.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Parents for French, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.