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ERIC Number: EJ843478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Report: Immersion French at Meriden Junior School
Esposito, Marie-Josee
Babel, v41 n2 p36-37 Dec 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 near-native French. In a multicultural society such as Sydney's, Meriden School recognises the importance of learning languages and being open to other cultures. Half the students in Year 7 at present come from a cultural and linguistic background that is non-Anglo-Saxon. With this in mind, the school encourages bilingual students and their families to share their views on how to maintain bilingualism at home and at school.
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia