ERIC Number: ED354761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Language Learning for French Immersion Students in the Transition Year: Information for Parents.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
This guide is designed for Alberta (Canada) parents of French immersion students beginning formal English language instruction for the first time. In question-and-answer format, it discusses issues commonly of concern to these parents. Issues addressed include the following: why English instruction is introduced in the second or third year of schooling; what the child already knows about reading and writing; how long it will take for the child to catch up with children in the regular English-language program; what the parent can expect to be happening in the English language learning classroom; what to do if the child is experiencing difficulties; and helping the child make a successful transition. Samples of 3 grade 3 children's writing, at the beginning of the transition year and 10 weeks later, are also presented, with comments on specific areas of progress in English composition. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, English, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Learning Problems, Native Language Instruction, Parent School Relationship, Phonics, Scheduling, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spelling, Student Needs, Transitional Programs, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada