Immersion Education: International Perspectives

Immersion Education: International Perspectives

by Robert Keith Johnson
     
 

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The wide range of languages and purposes now served by immersion worldwide is illustrated by case studies of thirteen programs. Immersion, a relatively new approach to bilingual education, originated in Canada. It uses the target language as a medium of instruction in order to achieve "additive bilingualism" — a high level of second language proficiency. The

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The wide range of languages and purposes now served by immersion worldwide is illustrated by case studies of thirteen programs. Immersion, a relatively new approach to bilingual education, originated in Canada. It uses the target language as a medium of instruction in order to achieve "additive bilingualism" — a high level of second language proficiency. The wide range of languages and purposes now served by immersion worldwide is illustrated by case studies of thirteen programs presented and discussed in this paperback edition. The introductory chapter defines immersion education theory and practice and shows how this approach differs from other forms of bilingual education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521586559
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/13/1997
Series:
Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

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