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What research tells us about immersion

August 28, 2012

By Tara Williams Fortune

Over nearly half a century, research on language immersion education has heralded benefits such as academic achievement, language and literacy development in two or more languages, and cognitive skills. This research also exposes some of the challenges that accompany the immersion model, with its multilayered agenda of language, literacy and intercultural skills development during subject matter learning.

Please read more here.

This is one essay in a very important book, Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades: A Handbook of Resources and Best Practices for Mandarin Imme.sion, which is a must-read for anyone working in the field (and which parents would do tell to read too, though there’s a lot of education jargon in it.)

You can download it here;

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