Pathways to multilingualism: evolving perspectives on immersion education

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 15, 2008 - Education - 286 pages
In this volume an international roster of scholars offer theoretical perspectives, research reviews and empiricalstudies on teaching, learning and language development in immersion education. Editors clearly define the termimmersion and bring together research from three distinct branches, including foreign language (one-way),bilingual (two-way) and indigenous immersion programs. This collection aims to facilitate cross-contextdialogue and knowledge exchange.

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Evolving Perspectives on Language Development in Immersion
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Dual Language in the Global Village
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Tara Williams Fortune, Immersion Projects Coordinator for CARLA, one of several language resource centers in the U.S., is engaged in the preparation and continuing education of language immersion professionals. Her research examines the dynamics of language use and peer interaction in second language mediated learning. Diane J. Tedick is associate professor in Second Languages and Cultures Education at the University of Minnesota. She is a language teacher educator for immersion and bilingual education, foreign language education, and ESL. Her research focuses on the pedagogy required for balancing language and content in instruction.

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