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Lazaruk, Wally – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
A survey of research on French as a second language (FSL) education in Canada suggests that French immersion (FI) students enjoy significant linguistic, academic, and cognitive benefits. We organize our summary of the advantages of FI around these three themes, comparing students' proficiency in French and English across various FI programs, and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking
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McEachern, William – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Reports on a research study seeking to determine why a large percentage of English-speaking Canadian parents do not enroll their primary-aged children in French immersion programs. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Research, French
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Shapson, Stan; Kaufman, David – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A presentation of a study and evaluation of a late-immersion French program in British Columbia. Grade Ten students took one semenster in which French was the only language of instruction. Proficiency of these students increased significantly. The findings, along with previous research, suggest that late immersion is a feasible option. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Course Evaluation, Cultural Awareness, French