ERIC Number: ED363141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Immersion Programs. ERIC Digest.
Immersion is defined as a method of foreign language instruction in which the regular school curriculum is taught through the medium of the language. The foreign language is the vehicle for content instruction; it is not the subject of instruction. Different questions pertaining to the following subjects are answered: (1) long-range goals of a program, (2) eventual effects on verbal and mathematical skills in English, (3) keys to successful programs, (4) advantages and disadvantages of total and partial immersion, (5) the best grade level to begin a program, (6) the commitment required for participants and their parents, (7) program staff, (8) materials used, (9) effect of immersion programs on existing foreign language programs, and (10) the number of students a school should plan for. (Contains 16 references.) (AB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Center for Applied Linguistics, 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.