Webinar “Immersion education model in bilingual communities”

Monday February 22nd, 2021

Immersion education is a pedagogical model in which students receive their subject-matter instruction through the medium of a target language. In bilingual communities where a dominant state language coexists with territorial, indigenous, small-state, or unique minority or regional languages, the target language may belong to the second group, with the aim of guaranteeing that their speakers will continue to learn and use their language and transmit it to the next generation.

In this webinar, professor Jasone Cenoz will draw an overall view of the immersion education models that exist worldwide. Furthermore, the Chair of the Committee of Expert of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), Vesna Crnić-Grotić will speak on the position of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the Council of Europe about the immersion education model through the “regional or minority language” in bilingual communities.

Immersion language programs can have multiple incarnations; there is no one program that fits all sites and circumstances. Mònica Pereña, Edel Ní Chorráin and Christina Gestrin will share with the audience the results of implementing this model in 3 territories with a totally different reality: Catalonia, Ireland, and Finland.

This webinar can be followed live online on https://www.facebook.com/NPLDeu, on 22 February at 12h00 CET (11h00 GMT).


Jasone Cenoz |University of the Basque Country

Vesna Crnić-Grotić|ECRML Committee of Experts

Edel Ní Chorráin|Foras na Gaeilge (Ireland)

Christina Gestrin|Folktinget: the Swedish Assembly of Finland

Mònica Pereña Pérez|General Directorate for Plurilinguialism|Department of Education, Government of Catalonia

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