The Language Immersion Life: A Guide for Families
Are you looking for an exceptional educational opportunity for children in your family or school district? Discover how young children can acquire a second language beginning the first day of kindergarten, learning basic elementary school curriculum even though their teachers only speak to them in the new language, not in English. Explore the goals, challenges, successes and lifetime benefits of immersion education through stories and statements of hundreds of former students, parents, and educators. Understand how immersion education not only offers students fluency in both English and a second language but also develops global and cultural understanding that positively impacts students as they launch into the world. Gain tips for helping with schoolwork, assisting struggling learners, and participating fully in the immersion school experience. This guide provides wisdom to help in the decision-making process prior to entering an immersion program and then continues with information for the first year of school, development through the elementary grades, and the transitions in middle and high school. Dr. Mellgren draws from years of experience working with immersion programs as a teacher, parent, administrator, researcher, consultant, and advocate, to give insight into the full immersion spectrum.
See why immersion education is a gift for a child that lasts a lifetime. It impacts everything about a child's personal growth--brain development, social skills, academic advantages, and acceptance of individual differences. Young immersion students become adults who are adaptable and successful in an ever-increasing global world where understanding and relating to others is critical. This book will help you understand the language immersion concept, guide you in enrolling in a program, and then assist you in navigating the path through the language immersion life.
Author: Mellgren, Millie Park
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform