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ERIC Number: ED510339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-8611-1
Late Immersion Foundation Document: Teachers and Administrators
Alberta Education
The aim of this document is to give teachers and administrators the contextual and pedagogical tools for the late immersion program. It acts as a guide for beginning and experienced teachers who need to update their knowledge regarding this program and its details. For many working in this area, it also confirms their daily practices as well as their successes. This document, prepared for teachers and administrators, answers most frequently asked questions about late immersion. Among others, the following topics are addressed: historical background, rationale and philosophy, promotion and recruitment, definition of the clientele, myths and realities of French immersion, research as well as the academic trends and methodologies that support today's second-language education. Teachers will also find a section on pedagogy in late immersion. Several suggestions for successfully teaching and learning French in late immersion are discussed. One section specifically deals with how to succeed during the first three months and how to manage the students' frustration. In this same section, other favourable conditions for success are presented. A roll-up chart also gives an overview of the objectives that students should have achieved by the end of the school year. Finally, a glossary is presented at the end of the document. Appended are: (1) Overview of approximate progress during the first year in late immersion; (2) Overview of students' approximate capabilities at different stages during the second year of late immersion; and (3) Teaching a strategy explicitly. A Bibliography is included. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada