Peer-Peer Dialogues about Grammatical Forms: First Language Use in Immersion Classes

By Margaret Gearon.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The use of L1 during L2 tasks in a partial immersion French programme.

Keywords: Collaborative Tasks, Peer-Peer Dialogue, Partial Immersion, L1 use in L2 Classroom Tasks

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.135-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.820MB).

Dr Margaret Gearon

After teaching French and Italian in Australian secondary schools, and English in French schools, Margaret Gearon moved into teacher education in languages at Melbourne and then Monash Universities. She has conducted research into teachers' use of the target language in secondary school classrooms in Australia and is currently researching a partial immersion programme in French at a secondary school in Melbourne. Her other research interests include the development of biliteracy and biculturalism in community languages after-hours programmes and the changing needs of pre-service teacher trainees in languages.


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