NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ879719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
"Pente" or Slope? Using Student Voices to Explore Program Choice and Experiences in Secondary French Immersion Mathematics
Culligan, Karla
Canadian Modern Language Review, v66 n3 p421-444 Mar 2010
This phenomenological study explores students' decision-making about whether to remain in an optional French immersion (FI) mathematics course in Grade 11, as well as students' subsequent experiences in their mathematics course of choice. Interview data were collected from 10 students who remained in FI mathematics and from six students who did not. The data suggest that for both groups, the decision involves the perceived importance of the FI program, worry and anxiety, and input from parents and others. For students who continued in FI mathematics, reported experiences in the course focused on learning mathematics in the L2, speaking French, use of the L1, and general difficulties. For those who pursued mathematics in English, the reported experiences centred on the transition period and the differences between mathematics in the L1 and the L2.
University of Toronto Press. 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M3H 5T8, Canada. Tel: 416-667-7810; Fax: 800-221-9985; Fax: 416-667-7881; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A