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Roy, Sylvie; Schafer, Paul-Christophe – Language and Education, 2015
This paper looks at reading in French immersion and how learning French is seen more as a skill rather than a social practice that could be examined through a more critical lens. Most of the teachers often teach students how to read but rarely will they discuss the role of French in Canadian society and how this is manifested in the texts they…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Lo, Yuen Yi; Murphy, Victoria A. – Language and Education, 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate vocabulary knowledge and growth across two different language-learning programmes in Hong Kong. The two programmes compared were English immersion programmes (IM) and regular English second-language programmes (RL2). While previous research has identified an overall advantage to IM with respect to language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Comparative Analysis
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Haneda, Mari – Language and Education, 2009
Drawing on interviews, observations, and videorecorded data collected in a "sheltered" grade 7 social studies class in a Mid-western US city, the current paper explores the learning opportunities provided for English language learners (ELLs) and the discursive strategies used by a teacher, consciously or unconsciously, to help her students become…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 7, English (Second Language), Social Studies