Obtained General Competence of Students in Language Immersion Classes

Leida Talts, Airi Kukk, Maia Muldma
2010 Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability  
Obtained General Competence of Students in Language Immersion Classes One of the key ideas of the language immersion methodology is to guarantee sustainable development for children from non-Estonian families in respect to their linguistic and social development. The most important conditions are creating flexible possibilities to participate in language immersion groups and classes and applying the language immersion methodology in everyday teaching process systematically. The present research
more » ... he present research seeks to highlight teachers' views on the sustainability of general competences of children who have completed the language immersion group in the kindergarten. The domain of general competences includes 32 sub-skills related to learning to learn and social skills, which were assessed by the teachers on a 5-point scale. For the sake of clear data analysis, the general competences have been divided into general competences fostering learning and learner-centred general competences. The present study showed that language immersion methodology favours applying child-centred pedagogy in the actual teaching process and supports the sustainability of children's linguistic and social development.
doi:10.2478/v10099-009-0056-8 fatcat:o6yybjkqenbm5ngfkn6vfip4xe