ERIC Number: ED354759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Language Learning in French Immersion Classrooms in the Transition Year: Information for Language Learning Teachers.
This handbook is designed to help teachers of French Canadian immersion students plan effective language learning experiences for their students in the transition year to English instruction. In the transition year, French immersion students are first introduced to formal instruction in English. This introduction presents a unique challenge for the teacher. When introducing formal English language instruction, the teacher must understand that language learning is language learning, regardless of language use. The students' ability to use language to think and reason through listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the French language, combined with the many skills they have acquired in the English language, provide a good foundation for English language learning instruction. The information provided in this handbook offers suggestions for the transition year, including teaching strategies, resources, tips on lesson planning and activities, and analyses of student writings. Appendices A and B offer lesson plans; Appendix C is a chart of potential French-English language interference problems. (KM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French, French Canadians, Immersion Programs, Language Teachers, Lesson Plans, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Transitional Programs, Written Language
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada