Topics in Communication G Session #8
Agenda for May 30 • Warm-up game?? Change!? • 2nd Entry • Ideas for improvements for this course • Review of news article on Korean learning English • Canada?? • Canadian Immersion Program
Korean Learning English • 1. Why do some parents drag their frightened children to the dentist office? • 3. What is religion? Why did the author use the term “religion” here? • 4. What are the concerns of linguists? Do linguists agree with the effects of tongue surgery?
(cont.) 8. Why do linguists sneer at tongue surgery? 9. According to Professor Lee Ho Young, what is the real cause for Korean people’s difficulties in pronunciation? 12. How do children who watch English spoken TV program for around five hours a day look like?
Canada • What image do you have in Canada? • Where is the Capital of Canada? • Ottawa • How much is its population? a. 10 million b. 30 million c. 50 million d. 120 million • How large is the country? • Second largest; only next to Russia.
Canadian Immersion Program • 5. What does the term “immersion” mean in the first place? What is the verb for immersion? • 6. What is the basic concept of immersion program? • 3. When and where did the first experiment in French immersion begin?
(cont.) • 2. Why do Canadian people choose to learn French instead of Japanese or German? • 1. On page 2, you will find lists of rationales of learning a second language. Which one suits you best applying to learning English in Japan? 4. Is immersion program being just conducted in Canada?
Basic terms • Immersion-Immerse • From Latin immergere; to plunge or dip into a liquid, or involve deeply • Teach school subjects in a target language • Francophone • Native speaker of French • Anglophone • Native speaker of English in a area where two official languages exist
3 Types of immersion • Early (total) immersion • Entirely in French; from kindergarten • English is introduced in grade 2, 3 or 4 • At the grade 6-8, approximately half the school days is in French and half in English • (Core French)
(Cont.) • Partial immersion • Spend 50% of their time studying in French • Starting in kindergarten or grade 1 • Continuing through to grade 8 • Late immersion • 50% of subjects in French for 1-2 years • Beginning from grade 6 to 8 • One year of regular French introduction before