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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Perspectives on Language as Action|
|Publisher||Channel View Publications|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Feb 22 2019|
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© 2019 Mari Haneda, Hossein Nassaji and the authors of individual chapters.