Context Matters: Translanguaging and Language Immersion Education in the US and Canada

Tara W Fortune, Diane J. Tedick

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Abstract

In the US and Canada, bilingual and language immersion education – the practice of schooling in two or more languages as a means to develop advanced levels of bilingualism and biliteracy – emerged in the 1960s/1970s. Today, different program options are available to preK-12 learners from majority (English) and minority (non-English) linguistic backgrounds for a range of purposes.1 These include (a) developmental bilingual programs2 in the US, which have traditionally targeted minority language learners; (b) foreign/second language (L2) immersion, which has largely served majority language learners in the US and Canada; and (c) US two-way immersion programs, which intentionally enroll both majority and minority language students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Language as Action
PublisherChannel View Publications
Pages27-44
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781788922944
ISBN (Print)9781788922920
StatePublished - Feb 22 2019

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© 2019 Mari Haneda, Hossein Nassaji and the authors of individual chapters.

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