The Advantages of Immersion Education
Some of the documented advantages of immersion education include:
1.Greater academic success.
2.Easier to learn a third and fourth language.
1.Bilingualism (the ability to speak two languages fluently).
2.Biliteracy (the ability to read and write in two languages).
3.Wider communication (extended family, community, friends, employment).
1.Broader exposure to and appreciation of the value of various cultures (enculturation), deeper multi-culturalism, greater tolerance and less racism.
1.Thinking benefits (creativity, sensitivity to communication).
2.Security in identity.
1.Economic and employment benefits
(Adapted by GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. from Baker 2003)