Immersion Education: International Perspectives by Robert Keith JohnsonImmersion Education: International Perspectives by Robert Keith Johnson

Immersion Education: International Perspectives

EditorRobert Keith Johnson, Merrill Swain

Paperback | July 13, 1997

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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.
Title:Immersion Education: International PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:332 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:July 13, 1997Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521586550

ISBN - 13:9780521586559


Table of Contents

1 Immersion: A Category within Bilingual Education; SECTION 1 IMMERSION IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE; 2 Immersion in Eastern Europe: A Hungarian EFL Experiment; 3 Benowa High: A Decade of French Immersion in Australia; SECTION 2 IMMERSION FOR MAJORITY LANGUAGE STUDENTS IN A MINORITY LANGUAGE; 4 “Late, Late Immersion,” or Discipline-based Second Language Teaching at the University of Ottawa; 5 Immersion in Finland in the 1980s: A State of Development and Expansion; SECTION 3 IMMERSION FOR LANGUAGE REVIVAL; 6 Indigenous Language Immersion in Hawaii: A Case Study of Kula Kaiapuni Hawaii; SECTION IV Immersion for Language Support; 7 The Catalan Immersion Program; 8 Reflections on Immersion Education in the Basque Country; SECTION V IMMERSION IN A LANGUAGE OF POWER; 9 The Hong Kong Education System: Late Immersion Under Stress; 10 Immersion in Singapore Preschools; 11 The Molteno Project: A Case Study of Immersion for English-Medium Instruction in South Africa; SECTION 6 LESSONS FROM EXPERIENCE AND NEW DIRECTIONS; 12 Lessons from U.S. Immersion Programs: Two Decades of Experience; 13 Innovations in Immersion: The Key School Two-Way Bilingual Model; 14 From Semantic to Syntactic Processing: How Can We Promote It in the Immersion Classroom?