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ERIC Number: EJ845802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
French Immersion Studies: From Second-Language Acquisition (SLA) to Social Issues
Roy, Sylvie
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v54 n4 p396-406 Win 2008
French immersion in Canada was instituted by parents in Quebec who wished their children to learn French in order to have social, political, and economic advantages. Several learning theories and research methods, especially those related to second-language acquisition (SLA), have been used in the field of French immersion. More recently, sociocultural, critical, and sociolinguistic theories are informing the field of French immersion. Suggestions for future research include examining how to apply theory to practice, providing new pedagogical approaches, re-examining the relevance of programs to the current clientele, and rethinking bilingualism and multiculturalism in Canada.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada