Immersion Bilingual Education in Canada and Implications for China’s Higher Education



As a new model of second language education, Immersion Bilingual Education is originated from a type of bilingual education in Canada, especially in the province of Quebec. After many years of teaching practice in Canada, this successful bilingual education mode is proved to be fruitful and has been more widely recognized by the world’s bilingual community. Students learn science knowledge with a second language and also gain comprehensive development in the learning process. This paper presents the formation of bilingual education in Canada and the classification of immersion bilingual teaching. It also lists the achievements of bilingual education in Canada. The focus is a comparison of bilingual education in Canada and in China, and it provides suggestions and implications for the further development of bilingual education in colleges and universities in China.


Immersion bilingual education; Implication; Canada; Higher education; China

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