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ERIC Number: EJ1104059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Living the Language: International Exchanges for 5th Graders
Wood, Emily
Learning Languages, v11 n2 p18-20 Spr 2006
The American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annually presents the Melba Woodruff Award to an exemplary foreign language program in the nation. This year at the ACTFL conference in Baltimore, MD, the Eisenhower International School received this award for its outstanding immersion programs. International student exchanges at the Eisenhower International School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have clear benefits. These student exchanges provide rich opportunities for cultural comparisons, new perspectives and natural communication. The exchanges also provide experiential learning that result in cultural understandings that are likely to last a lifetime. Eisenhower, part of the Tulsa Public School District, is a Spanish and French Immersion K-5 elementary school with a total enrollment K-5 of 297. Each year groups of about nine fifth graders travel to Mexico and France. This article discusses the Eisenhower's long-term academic exchange programs with Mexico and France and what has made them so successful.
National Network for Early Language Learning. Winston-Salem, NC. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Mexico; Oklahoma (Tulsa)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A