Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Björklund, S. 2012. Immersion Programs. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
As a term, immersion education can be traced back to the 1960s and to Canada, where a new, intensive language education program model showed that young majority English speakers gained functional mastery of a new language in a French immersion program at no cost to their first language development (Lambert & Tucker, 1972).
- language teaching;
- second language acquisition;
- teaching methods in applied linguistics