ERIC Number: ED249762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Immersion Phenomenon: English-Speaking Canadians Come to Grips with the Country's Language Duality = l'enseignement immersif: le Canada anglais se dote d'un instrument efficace pour soutenir la gageure du biblinguisme.
Stern, H. H., Ed.
Language and Society, spec iss n12 Win 1984
A special journal issue on French language immersion programs in Canada consists of these articles: "The Immersion Phenomenon" (H. H. Stern); "For My Kids, It's French without Tears" (Judy Gibson); "A 'First' for a Toronto High School" (Claire Mian); "The Teachers, Key to the Success Story" (Andre Obadia); "A Promising Experiment at Ottawa University" (Marjorie Bingham Wesche); "School Systems Make It Work" (W. Russell McGillivray); "An Example of Double Immersion" (Ellen Adiv); "Multilingual Approach Reflects Canadian Mosaic" (James Jones); "The Quest for Linguistic Equality in New Brunswick" (Viviane Edwards); "No Easy Road to Bilingualism" (Gilles Bibeau); "Research Update" (Sharon Lapkin and Merrill Swain); "How Good Is Their French?" (Birgit Harley); "Immersion: Why It Works and What It Has Taught Us" (Stephen D. Krashen); and "Towards the Larger Community" (Dominique Clift). An English-French glossary of terms used by French immersion specialists is included. An appendix contains statistics on French second-language enrollment rates, trends, and instructional time on English as a second language in Quebec and on French as a second language in Canada's nine provinces where English is the majority language. Articles, preface, and indexes are presented in English and, in a separate section, in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, College Second Language Programs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Language Research, Multilingualism, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0T8 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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