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Smala, Simone – Babel, 2015
Queensland second language immersion programs have been in existence for three decades, and are part of a growing number of additive bilingual education programs in Australia. Most prominently, many new Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programs have been established particularly in Victoria over the past few years. This focus on…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2009
In his examination of successful innovation and change in education in many settings, Fullan (2001) identifies the three broad options for effecting change that public authorities have at their disposal. They can seek to bring about change through imposing accountability (system-wide or targeted), or through providing incentives (either…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Language Planning, Innovation, Accountability
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Ferragina, Anna Maria; Mustica, Giuseppina – Babel, 2006
International Grammar School was founded twenty years ago on the belief in the benefits of immersion language learning for children. It offers immersion second language learning in German, Italian, French, and Japanese which continues through kindergarten into the high school years. With language as the medium and not the object of learning,…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs
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Esposito, Marie-Josee – Babel, 2006
In this article, the author describes the French immersion program at Meriden Junior School, an Anglican school for girls from pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in Sydney. Four teachers (one of whom is the coordinator) and three assistants are involved in the program. They include six French native speakers and one non-French-born teacher who speaks…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Immersion Programs, French, Native Speakers
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Birch, Gary; Matas, Cristina Poyatos – Babel, 1999
Discusses a research project that aims to study the grammatical development of two groups of language immersion students, one that is participating in an Internet project involving collaboration with learners in France and Canada, and another that is exposed to the teaching of grammar that has been integrated with content area studies. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Immersion Programs
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de Courcy, Michele; Burston, Monique; Warren, Jane – Babel, 1999
Presents data on interlanguage development obtained from a storytelling exercise using a picture storybook for children in an Australian French-English immersion program. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English, Foreign Countries, French
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De Jabrun, Pierre – Babel: Australia, 1997
Reflects on the achievement in math and science of Australian students in an immersion French program. The immersion math students outperformed mainstream students at a level not significantly different, and by the end of the first year, the science students performed as well as their mainstream counterparts, indicating that immersion students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, French
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Chapman, David – Babel: Australia, 1997
Discusses the Queensland Languages and Cultures Initial Teacher Education Program (LACITEP), in which 50% to 80% of the subjects taken are delivered through Japanese immersion. Notes that the promotion of second-language learning is a common aim of all immersion classrooms and provides insight into how the LACITEP Health and Physical Education…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Ritter, Pat – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Examines the German version of an experiment to enhance the learning of a foreign language; specifically, the strategy requires not using any English at all in the classroom, but to use the target language in all matters concerning every lesson. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, German, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation
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de Courcy, Michele – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Addresses common questions about immersion-type language programs in Australia through interviews with 18 immersion program students. An explanation is given of what goes on in an immersion program; and student comments regarding the program's knowledge, academic, cultural, social, and general aspects are provided. (six references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Interviews, Program Descriptions
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Describes the rationale, content, goals, and initial results of an Australian high school's French immersion program. Factors cited in the program's success include strong parental support and a generally supportive school and community environment. (CB)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, French, High Schools
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Clyne, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
A recently developed primary school German immersion program for a German community is described and its development from Canadian examples is discussed. The program is a composite of immersion, bilingual, and second language models. Early reaction is highly favorable, although the program will not be fully evaluated for a few years. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Demand, Foreign Countries, German