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Edu 290 Immersion Schools Final

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Edu 290 Immersion Schools Final

  1. 1. Immersion Schools<br />Jordan Crandell<br />EDU 290<br />
  2. 2. What is an Immersion School?<br />A type of school that incorporates a foreign language into the functions, teaching, and learning of an everyday classroom. <br />Usual classroom activities and curricular are performed in a foreign language.<br />Concept of the more you know, the better off you are. <br />
  3. 3. Continued...<br />Students learn the skills necessary to learn and understand subject material while speaking effectively in a foreign language.<br />English is not the subject of instruction, instead it is used as a medium for which the subject material is taught. <br />
  4. 4. Continued...<br />The most common languages used for immersion programs includeSpanish, French, and Cantonese. <br />Students follow the same curriculum and sometimes even use the same materials as students who are not in the immersion program. <br />
  5. 5. How do students learn?<br />There is a guideline that these teachers use.<br />“In early years, teachers use body language, manipulatives, visuals, exaggerated facial expressions, expressive intonations to communicate their meaning.<br />Songs, phrases, rhymes, and chants are used everyday to help remind students of the language.<br />
  6. 6. Continued...<br />This does not negatively impact children’s development of the English language, it advances it. <br />It take about 2-3 years for children to become fluent in a language with an immersion program.<br />
  7. 7. Continued...<br />These programs are open to all children.<br />No admission tests required<br />There are some concerns with children who have language disabilities<br />
  8. 8. Impacts on K-12 Education<br />One of the fastest growing and most effective type of foreign language programs.<br />These students may have better learning skills.<br />
  9. 9. Continued...<br />Overall, another aspect to consider with education.<br />Again, doesn’t impair student’s English development and there are no known drawbacks to this type of education.<br />
  10. 10. What Is Being Done With This Issue?<br />A fast growing type of education<br />No current legislation <br />Gradually becoming more popular, has been around for 35 years.<br />
  11. 11. Continued...<br />CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics) has been tracking the immersion programs from the start.<br />Has compiled information for educators and parents to see.<br />Total of 336 language immersion programs housed in 263 schools. <br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />Beneficial for learning<br />May be the way of the future<br />No known drawbacks to this type of learning!<br />Students perform just as well, if not better, on standardized tests.<br />
  13. 13. Works Cited<br />Text Sources:<br />Tedick, D. J., & Fortune, T. W. (2008). What Parents Want To Know about Foreign Language Immersion Programs. Retrieved October 29, 2009, from http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-4/parents.htm<br />Center for Applied Linguistics: Foreign Language Immersion Programs (1993). Retrieved October 29, 2009, from http://www.cal.org/resources/Digest/met00001.html<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited Continued...<br />Picture Sources:<br />First Picture (title slide)<br />Author: woodleywonderworks<br />URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/1384954600/sizes/m/<br />Second Picture (slide 4)<br />Author: kate.gardiner<br />URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/2168213769/sizes/s/<br />Third Picture (slide 8)<br />Author: Conspirator<br />URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/conspirator/31355171/sizes/s/<br />Fourth Picture (slide 6)<br />Author: viZZual.com <br />URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizzzual-dot-com/2325837263/sizes/s/<br />

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