Language immersion programs can play a central role in U.S. schools by providing an effective way to give students a high quality education and the opportunity to become proficient in more than one language.
This volume explores how language immersion offers learners the opportunity to acquire language skills via “pathways” through the systems that lead to multilingualism, including foreign language (“one-way”), “two-way,” and indigenous immersion programs. Articles by well-known leaders in the field take stock of what has been learned about implementing immersion education, offer fresh insights from well-established immersion programs, and describe its practice in a variety of new settings.
This publication features a series of articles grounded in research that demonstrate what can be done to make immersion an effective pathway to multilingualism and academic success. 2008. (248 pp).
Edited by Tara Williams Fortune and Diane J. Tedick