October 20, 2013

Article: Immersion Curriculum and Literacy

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2013/10/immersion_curriculum_and_literacy.html

Immersion Curriculum and Literacy
by Myriam Met
October 15, 2013

Immersion instruction differs from other types of language learning because students are learning multiple subjects in the target language. In a Chinese immersion setting, students will learn content through Chinese, and learn Chinese as they learn content. Balancing these two primary goals of immersion is an important consideration when planning, implementing, and growing an immersion program.

Two sets of curricula will drive what happens in classrooms each day: subject matter (content) curricula and the Chinese language and literacy curriculum. In both cases, decisions about what students should achieve derive from national and/or state standards.

Read on at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2013/10/immersion_curriculum_and_literacy.html

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