French and Spanish Language Immersion at Eisenhower International School

Foreign Language Annals, Spring 2005 | Go to article overview

French and Spanish Language Immersion at Eisenhower International School


Elsenhower International School-a unique public school in Oklahoma-has been offering full second language immersion programs in French and Spanish throughout kindergarten to fifth grade since the early 1990s. The program at Eisenhower has been an extremely successful example of early language immersion education, evidenced by its community support and high test scores.

The immersion program was first implemented as a "school within a school" at an elementary school site in Tulsa, where students from throughout the school district could apply to participate in the program. The district quickly realized the effectiveness of immersion and committed to developing an entire school around the language immersion concept to accommodate a growing interest by parents in the community.

Eisenhower became the location for the Spanish immersion program in 199 f with 145 students. In 1992, French immersion was added to expand language immersion opportunities due to community interest, measured through the increasing numbers of applicants from the kindergarten entry point.

Eisenhower's former principal, Harriet Patterson, was responsible for developing the framework of the school's program, as well as creating the vision. She did extensive research and set up the program to utilize well-established best practices in immersion.

"It is the purpose of Eisenhower International School to develop global understanding and world citizenship through foreign language immersion programs," reads the school's mission statement, developed by Patterson and the entire staff. "With valuable help from parent and community involvement, the school promotes individual growth and development, global awareness, and cultural understanding within our pluralistic society. Our goal is to help each student contribute to and benefit from our interdependent world with appreciation and responsibility. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

French and Spanish Language Immersion at Eisenhower International School
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.