ERIC Number: ED390284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Language and Content: Lessons from Immersion. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
With the purpose of highlighting the lessons to be learned from immersion programs, this digest presents selected findings from research carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of immersion programs in Canada and the United States. These lessons are related to the importance of: (1) integrating language with content instruction (when second language instruction is integrated with instruction in academic content, it is more effective than teaching the language in isolation); (2) creating classroom environments that are discourse-rich (providing opportunities for extended student discourse, especially discourse associated with activities selected by individual students, can be particularly beneficial for second language learning); and (3) systematically planning language instruction along with content instruction. (Contains seven references.) (JL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
ERIC/CLL, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Canada; Content Area Teaching; ERIC Digests; United States
Note: This digest is based on a National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning report, "Integrating Language and Content: Lessons from Immersion" (Fred Genesee).