ERIC Number: ED364112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-21
What Works in Immersion?
Trimino, Andy; Ferguson, Nancy
Materials used in conducting a conference workshop on language immersion are presented, including an introductory overview, a guide for observing and analyzing immersion instruction, findings resulting from analysis of the program in question, and the text of a related presentation made at the same conference. The introductory section describes briefly a middle school magnet program in foreign languages (French, German, Spanish) and explains the workshop's purpose as a means for the audience to help analyze the immersion experience and identify effective classroom practices. The second section, a video viewing guide, lists 20 videotapes of classroom instruction (not included here) and provides blank forms for observation of the videotapes. Section 3 summarizes research findings on effective immersion practices and results of analysis of the first 6 years of the program in question and provides definitions for basic terminology of immersion. The final section synthesizes the content of the first and third sections. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, French, German, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Observation Criteria, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Program Descriptions, Records (Forms), Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Social Studies, Spanish, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Advocates for Language Learning (Kansas City, MO, October 1993).