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The Learning Process in Finnish Immersion

Date: 1.1.1997-31.12.2001
Code: 3482
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Education (PF), Dept. of Teacher Education
Address: Kyrkoesplanaden 11-13/ PB 311, FIN-65101 Vasa
Phone +358-6-3247 374
Fax +358-6-3247 320
E-mail magranho@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Maija Grönholm, bitr.prof. (1.1.1997-31.12.2001)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- applied research 100 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 25000
Finnish funding organizations: Utbildningsstyrelsen, Helsingfors () FIM 25000
Man months: Totally: 15 months
Keywords: språkbad, finska, kielikylpy, suomen kieli, inlärningsprocess, inlärningsordning, läsinlärning, kompensatoriska strategier, learning process, learning order, literacy acquisition, compensatory strategies,

Some years ago, an internationally interesting experiment on language immersion was started in Pietarsaari, where Swedish-speaking children are exceptionally immersed in Finnish, the language with the majority status.The objective of this language immerssion is functional bilingualism. which naturally emphasises the ability to communicate in all teaching situations.


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