ERIC Number: EJ724687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 10
Teaching Methodology in a First-Grade French-Immersion Class
Bilingual Research Journal, v28 n2 p267-277 Sum 2004
This micro-ethnographic classroom-based case study explores the teaching methodology in a first-grade French-immersion class. This study was carried out in a public elementary immersion school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where English-speaking children throughout the school learn the school curriculum through a second language (French), starting in kindergarten. The findings of the study indicated that the two team teachers of the first-grade French-immersion class established a learning environment in which they consistently used interactive dialogues, humor, challenging activities, imaginary characters, prefabricated language patterns, and concrete learning experiences to teach the second language and content matter simultaneously.
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, French, Grade 1, Immersion Programs, Educational Environment, Language Patterns, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin