Topics in Communication G Session #9
Agenda for June 9 • Warm-up game • 2nd Entry • Review • Canadian Immersion Program-2
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
Canada • Just let’s have a vivid image
Canadian Immersion Program • 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?
Research Questions to ask • English?: Would being in a French immersion program have any bad effect on the progress in English? • French?: How much French would students actually do in an immersion program? • Other subjects?: Would students do as well as students in a regular (English) program in other program? • Your head?: Would the need to think in two languages cause students “mental confusion”?
Implications from F.I.P.-5 • What are the advantages of learning subject matters in the target language? • Can learn the vocabulary in content base • 3+3= • Add three to three is (equals) • 10-3= • Subtract three from ten • 10*5= • multiply ten by five • 10/2= • divide ten by two