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ERIC Number: EJ830637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Entering an English Free Zone
Granville, Paris
Learning Languages, v13 n2 p9-12 Spr 2008
Target language as the sole medium of instruction mimics the environment of first language acquisition and immersion programs. There are no short cuts when teaching a toddler to follow instructions. It takes many tries, but each effort at communicating is a learning opportunity. Early language learners are very amenable to immersion settings. Although quickly explaining something in English to older second language learners is expedient, it misses a teachable moment. In this article, the author shares tips on how a teacher can reach his/her goals for a target language instruction. She also shares some of the struggles she experienced when she taught the French language to her students.
National Network for Early Language Learning. Winston-Salem, NC. e-mail: nnell@wfu.edu; Web site: http://nnell.org/journal.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A