Title

Total Immersion in the Spanish Classroom

Date

5-26-2016 6:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 7:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melanie Landon-Hays

Abstract

How to teach a foreign language has been a question that has challenged and inspired educators for many years. Total immersion seeks to answer this question, and provides a natural learning environment. The total immersion classroom is an atmosphere in which students participate in a micro-immersion community, mimicking the larger scale immersion found in a study abroad program. Because the effectiveness of being immersed in a language is so compelling, creating a space where students are actively engaged in the target language for the entire class period could prove to be beneficial to their acquisition.

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May 26th, 6:00 PM May 26th, 7:00 PM

Total Immersion in the Spanish Classroom

ED 217

How to teach a foreign language has been a question that has challenged and inspired educators for many years. Total immersion seeks to answer this question, and provides a natural learning environment. The total immersion classroom is an atmosphere in which students participate in a micro-immersion community, mimicking the larger scale immersion found in a study abroad program. Because the effectiveness of being immersed in a language is so compelling, creating a space where students are actively engaged in the target language for the entire class period could prove to be beneficial to their acquisition.