Monday, April 7, 2008

National news--Early immersion is a beautiful thing

Special to Globe and Mail Update
April 6, 2008 at 9:37 PM EDT

“Maman, j'ai une moustache de chocolat,” my chocolate-smeared seven-year-old says with a laugh. Although he's been in French immersion for just two years, the words come easily and his accent rings true.

Sage is the beneficiary of a stunningly successful experiment in British Columbia – one based in research, faith and, in no small part, beauty.

In contrast, the New Brunswick government's recent decision to eliminate early French immersion and replace it with “intensive French” is only ugly. ...
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