ERIC Number: ED413771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Yes, You Can Help! A Guide for French Immersion Parents.
Brehaut, Pat; Gibson, Judy
The guide is designed to encourage parents of children in elementary school French immersion programs to take an active role in the programs, and to provide practical information to support such participation. Sections address these topics: terminology concerning program types and other aspects of immersion instruction; the rationale for learning a second language; the evolution of immersion education and program types in Canada; issues of concern to parents if they do not speak French or are unfamiliar with immersion education; making the most of communication with teachers and school; reading and writing instruction and home practice; options in secondary school and beyond; the importance of French outside school; solving student problems and concerns; students with special needs; student and graduate views on French immersion; a brief history of French immersion in Alberta; extracurricular French opportunities and resources; and sources for additional information (speakers, workshops, conferences, further reading for both parents and students). (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Information Sources, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Student Characteristics, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada