Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts
October 20–22, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
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Immersion and dual language education continue to evolve as highly effective program models for launching students on the road to bi- and multilingualism and intercultural competence. School-based immersion, bilingual, and dual language programs involve a minimum of 50% subject-matter schooling through a second, world, heritage, or indigenous language at the preschool and elementary levels (PreK–5/6). Secondary or post-secondary continuation programs for elementary immersion/dual language graduates include a minimum of two subject courses.
Program models include:
One-Way Second/Foreign Language Immersion
Co-Official/Regional Language Immersion
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion
One-Way Developmental Bilingual Education
Indigenous Language Immersion
While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy, and culture development through subject-matter learning with a high degree of language intensity. Under the leadership of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, the Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education will bring these models together to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and contexts.
- Ellen Bialystok, York University, Toronto, Canada
- Patricia C. Gándara, University of California – Los Angeles, USA
- Tina M. Hickey, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Patsy Lightbown, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
- Teresa L. McCarty, University of California – Los Angeles, USA