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Why Immersion May Be the Key to Foreign Language Learning
9 Ways to Bring Immersion Learning to Your School
By Samantha Cleaver - December 19, 2013
The research is clear: Immersion programs, in which students spend at least 50 percent of their time learning in a second language, work amazingly well in developing students’ fluency and skills. And even if your school does not have a full immersion program, you can make a difference for your students by doing some immersion work in your class.
For example, when students come to the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academies
—held at sites across the United States and the world—many are barely able to introduce themselves in French, Spanish, or Chinese—much like any student new to a foreign language.