Language Proficiency, Biliteracy and French Immersion.

@inproceedings{Cummins1983LanguagePB,
  title={Language Proficiency, Biliteracy and French Immersion.},
  author={Jim Cummins},
  year={1983}
}
The impact of Canadian French immersion research on theoretical conceptions of bilingualism and biliteracy is reviewed and four major issues on which immersion research has had a significant impact are identified. These are: (1) the effects of bilingualism on children's cognitive and academic development; (2) the effects of intensity of school exposure to the second language (L2) on children's L1 and L2 development; (3) the "optimal age" issue in L2 learning; and (4) the suitability of a home… CONTINUE READING

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