ERIC Number: ED416680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Yes, You Can Help! Information and Inspiration for French Immersion Parents. National Edition.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
The guide for parents of French immersion students in Alberta (Canada) public schools is designed to answer frequently asked questions and encourage parent participation in the student's immersion experience. Chapters address these topics: terminology (program types, school types offering immersion programs, other terms); reasons for learning a second language; Canadian immersion education (origins and history of French immersion, early immersion, late immersion, expectations of bilingualism); non-francophone parent assistance to students (preparing the child for immersion, homework, encouraging good study habits, what other immersion parents have learned, learning styles, getting the most from parent-teacher conferences, keeping in touch with the school); reading and writing instruction and practice; the secondary school years and beyond; the importance of French outside school; the unhappy child; identifying and addressing student difficulties; what students and graduates have said about French immersion; French opportunities and resources; and sources of further information. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries, French, Homework, Immersion Programs, Information Sources, Language Role, Language Skills, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Program Design, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada