Tag Archives: Immersion

Can Language Classes Help Keep Kids in School?

Until recently, I was unaware that the drop-out rate among American Indian and Alaska Native students is twice the national average. A number of factors make AI/AN youth less likely to graduate from high-school or college than students of any other … Continue reading

Posted in Important Questions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

No Child Left Behind and Native Language Immersion Programs

By now, you have certainly heard of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the infamous education legislation passed in 2001.  What you may not be aware of is how NCLB can negatively affect Native language preservation programs in Indian … Continue reading

Posted in Important Questions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Methods in Focus: Total Physical Response Immersion

Total Physical Response Immersion is a language learning methodology we’d like to focus on today. What is Total Physical Response Immersion? This learning methodology encourages students to begin their language learning in an immersion environment.  This means that no English … Continue reading

Posted in Methods in Focus | Tagged , | 1 Comment