ERIC Number: ED253088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching in a Language Other Than English: The Immersion Approach.
A handbook for teachers and administrators of second language programs in Alberta's schools suggests principles and guidelines for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating full or partial immersion programs, focusing on the framework for program planning and implementation, information for developing realistic program expectations, and the availability of support services. Part I discusses the history, program types, and issues in second language instruction. Part II outlines principles and procedures of the immersion approach, addressing instructional issues such as critical thinking skills, the active listener, oral feedback, reading and writing in immersion, planning appropriate learning activities, grouping for learning, related school or community activities, and the late immersion approach. Part III examines the process of implementing an immersion program: establishing need, surveying the community, choosing a location, finances, administrative and teacher responsibilities, program maintenance, support staff and services, curriculum guides and supplementary resources, provincial input, student placement and testing, and resource rooms. A bibliography and appendices containing 1981-82 enrollment figures, the 1980 Alberta School Act, recommended subject-time allocations, the stated goals of basic education for Alberta, suggested diagnostic instruments for the learning and learning-disabled, and a list of resource persons and services are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Learning Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Screening Tests, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.