ERIC Number: ED438718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
French Immersion Kindergarten: A Handbook for Parents.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
This handbook is intended for parents of children who will be attending French immersion kindergarten in Alberta (Canada). A question and answer format involving a fictitious teacher, parents, and child was adopted to facilitate reading and ease of use. These hypothetical questions and answers address a variety of topics, including the parents' role, children's personal needs and expected progress, details about the French immersion kindergarten program, how to prepare children for the program, an overview of what will be learned, and the partnership among parents, the school, and the community. Two appendices are included. Appendix 1 suggests questions that parents may wish to ask when registering their child. Appendix 2 offers a table detailing the differences between the programs offered to French immersion kindergarten program children and Francophone Kindergarten program children. Other resources available to parents are also listed. (KFT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Kindergarten, Language Minorities, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada