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Access to French immersion programs and inclusive teaching practices in the classroom Kippan, Lindsey L.

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French Immersion programs are becoming increasingly popular in British Columbia schools, but most still view this as a program for students who do not require any special attention,(non-learning disabled and non-English speaker). This paper looks at the accessibility and suitability of various types of students to French Immersion programs and includes a review of the literature on students in French Immersion with special needs such as learning disabled students, gifted students and English language learning students. It has been shown that students of every type are able to be successful in French Immersion programs, provided that the teacher varies the approach and strategies used in the classroom(differentiated instruction) and recognizes the theory of multiple intelligences. Finally, a presentation of the Late French Immersion program is offered to inform prospective students and parents of the program.

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