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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Discusses the teaching of languages in primary schools and creation of a foreign language curriculum within the primary school setting. Curriculum development considerations are discussed, including content, methods, and resources needed, teacher development, and the long-term outlook for this type of education. (nine references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Overviews different kinds of language immersion programs and issues involved in their successful implementation. The Australian experience with such programs is highlighted, focusing on particular problems posed by resistance to language studies, perceived elitism, teacher shortages, immersion teacher training, student selection, immersion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Attitudes
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Reviews the development of the language immersion method to teach French in Canada in 1965, and discusses the spread of its use to other countries and other languages. The definition of "immersion" is briefly reviewed, and its efficacy is discussed. Finally, possible reasons for the method's success are examined. (12 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Describes the rationale, content, goals, and initial results of an Australian high school's French immersion program. Factors cited in the program's success include strong parental support and a generally supportive school and community environment. (CB)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, French, High Schools