Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World

When:
October 18, 2012 – October 21, 2012 all-day
2012-10-18T05:00:00+00:00
2012-10-21T05:00:00+00:00

October 18-20, 2012
Register by September 28, 2012
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota
http://www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2012/
Contact CARLA at carla at umn.edu
From their website: “Language immersion education continues to evolve as a highly effective program model for launching students on the road to bi- and multilingualism and intercultural competence. School-based immersion programs commit to a minimum of 50% subject-matter schooling through a second, world, heritage, or indigenous language at the preschool and elementary levels with varying amounts of subject-based language learning support throughout secondary and post-secondary education. Program models include one-way world language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and indigenous/heritage immersion for language and culture revitalization. While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy and culture development through subject matter learning.”

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