Language Studies

Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education

Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education
Historical overview, theoretical and research foundations for dual language and immersion education; practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBe admitted to a teaching major and pass an Oral Proficiency Interview at the Advanced Mid level or better.
 ProgramsContaining FLANG 300
Course Outcomes: 

Discuss theory and research

Discuss theoretical principles and research findings that underlie dual language and immersion education

Explain program models

Explain differences and similarities between one-way, two-way, developmental bilingual and indigenous language immersion programs

Summarize language learning principles

Summarize key principles of first and second language learning in dual language and immersion classrooms

Discuss social and political contexts

Discuss the social and political contexts for dual language education and their implications for classrooms and programs

Synthesize lessons from different programs

Synthesize lessons that can be learned from dual language and immersion programs around the world