Immersion Education: International Perspectives

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521586559
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/1997
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Immersion education: A category within bilingual education 1
I Immersion in a Foreign Language 17
Ch. 2 Immersion in Hungary: An EFL experiment 19
Ch. 3 Benowa High: A decade of French immersion in Australia 44
II Immersion for Majority-Language Students in a Minority Language 63
Ch. 4 "Late, late immersion": Discipline-based second language teaching at the University of Ottawa 65
Ch. 5 Immersion in Finland in the 1990s: A state of development and expansion 85
III Immersion for Language Revival 103
Ch. 6 Indigenous language immersion in Hawai'i: A case study of Kula Kaiapuni Hawai'i, an effort to save the indigenous language of Hawai'i 105
IV Immersion for Language Support 131
Ch. 7 The Catalan immersion program 133
Ch. 8 Reflections on immersion education in the Basque Country 151
V Immersion in a Language of Power 167
Ch. 9 The Hong Kong education system: Late immersion under stress 171
Ch. 10 Immersion in Singapore preschools 190
Ch. 11 The Molteno Project: A case study of immersion for English-medium instruction in South Africa 210
VI Lessons from Experience and New Directions 239
Ch. 12 Lessons from U.S. immersion programs: Two decades of experience 243
Ch. 13 Innovations in immersion: The Key School two-way model 265
Ch. 14 From semantic to syntactic processing: How can we promote it in the immersion classroom? 284
Index 311
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