French Immersion: Questions and Answers /

Immersion française : Questions et réponses

Dicks, J. (2015, January). French Immersion Research: Myth or Reality? (PowerPoint presentation)

Dicks, J. (2015, December). A case for EFI. (Video, courtesy of Canadian Parents for French)

Wise, N. (2016, November). Both Sides of the Table - French Immersion and the Struggling Student. (Video, courtesy of YouTube/Tracy Sherriff)

Presentations / Présentations

Academic/Académique

International Conferences:

Le Bouthillier, J. & Kristmanson, P. (March 2015). Writing with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a French Immersion Program: Progress, Successes and Challenges. Joint Conference of AAAL and CAAL. Toronto, ON.

Kristmanson, P. (March 2015). Learning subject matter in a second language: A CEFR-based tool to support immigrant and migrant students. World Congress of Modern Languages. Niagara Falls, ON.

Kristmanson, P. & Lafargue, C. (March 2015). Autonomy in Action: Supporting Learners as Owners of Their Own Learning. World Congress of Modern Languages. Niagara Falls, ON.

Culligan, C. & Kristmanson, P. (March 2015). Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding and Multilingualism in Future Classrooms: Experiences of Preservice Language Teachers in an International Internship. World Congress of Modern Languages. Niagara Falls, ON.

Culligan, K., Dicks, J., Kristmanson, P., & Wagner, D. (2014, October). Student language strategies for mathematical exploration in French immersion. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Dual Language/Immersion Education, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Culligan, K., & Dicks, J. (2014, September). “French-only” policy in immersion classrooms: Questioning a dogma. Paper presented at the Language Policy and Planning Conference, Calgary, Canada.

Culligan, K. (2014, July). The purpose and implications of first language use in second language mathematics tasks. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 38) and the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 36), Vancouver, Canada.

Dick, J. & Roy, A. (May, 2013). The Development of a Large-Scale Writing Assessment Tool: A Collaborative University and National Teacher Association Project. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

Le Bouthillier, J. (November 2012). Teaching Writing in French Using Best Practices. ACTFL: Philadelphia, PA.

Bourgoin, R. Culligan, K. & Le Bouthillier, J. (2012). Symposium: Classroom-based Research in Literacy and Numeracy in French Immersion Programs. CARLA Immersion conference: Bridging contexts for a multilingual World. Minnesota.

Culligan, K & Dicks, J. (Sept. 2012). From Here to There (And Back Again?): Bilingual Policy in New Brunswick. Language Policy and Planning Conference. Calgary, AB.

Culligan, K. (2011, November). Mathematics in the secondary level immersion classroom: Students’ and teachers’ perceptions of L1 usage. Paper presented at the joint conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia/Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, Canberra, Australia.

Dicks, J, Le Bouthillier, J., & Roy A. (October, 2011). Is Objectivity Possible: Issues with Writing Assessment and Rubrics. Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Culligan, K. (2011, October). Students’ experiences in a secondary level French immersion mathematics course. Poster presented at the Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Kristmanson, P., Lafargue, C., & Le Bouthillier, J. (Dec. 2011). Writing Personal Narratives in a Canadian High School English as an Additional (EAL) Language Classroom: The Effects of a Systematic Instructional Model. Joint Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Canberra, AUS: Australian National University.

Kristmanson, P., Lafargue, C., & Le Bouthillier, J. (Nov. 2011). Writing Instruction in a High School English as an Additional Language Class: A Journey Through Memoir Writing. Language, Education and Diversity (LED) Conference. Auckland, NZ: University of Auckland.

Kristmanson, P., Le Bouthillier, J., & Roy, A. (May, 2011). An Instructional Model for the Teaching of Writing in Immersion and Sheltered Language Learning Contexts. CARLA: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dicks, J & Culligan, K. (July, 2009) Bilingual Education Policy and Parental Empowerment: The Case of New Brunswick, Canada. International Symposium on Bilingualism 7. Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Dicks, J., Le Bouthillier, J., Bourgoin, R., & Kristmanson, P. (May, 2008). ÉCRI: A Writing Model Incorporating Best Practices in Second Language Classrooms. IASK (International Association for the Scientific Knowledge) Conference on Teaching and Learning 2008, Averio, Portugal.

Kristmanson, P., Dicks, J., Le Bouthillier, J. & Bourgoin, R. (March, 2008). ÉCRI: A Writing Model Incorporating Best Practices in French Immersion. American Association of Applied Linguistics- AAAL, Washington, DC.

Dicks, J. (June 2008) Roundtable on The European Language Portfolio: Implications for Curriculum in Canada. Conference of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français. Québec City, Québec.

Kristmanson, P. & Dicks, J. (April, 2007). Intensive Second Language Programs: Attitudes, Motivation, Confidence, and Language Use. American Association of Applied Linguistics- AAAL, Costa Mesa, CA.

National Conferences:

Culligan, K., Dicks, J., Kristmanson, P., & Wagner, D. (2014, May). Collaborative problem-solving in FI Mathematics. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

Le Bouthillier, J. (June, 2013). Le développement des savoirs liés à l’écriture des élèves de la 7e année en immersion française. Une comparaison entre les auteurs typiques et leurs pairs en difficulté. Symposium on at-risk students. ACLA. Victoria, BC.

Dicks, J. & Roy, A. (June 2013). Development and Validation of a Large-Scale Formative Assessment Tool for Writing in French. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA) Conference, Victoria, BC.

Bourgoin, R. (2013). First- and Second-Language Reading Acquisition: Profiles, Differences, and Success Indicators. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Victoria, BC.

Bourgoin, R. Arnett, K., Mady, C. et al. (2013). Symposium: Minority populations in second-language education: Broadening the lens from Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Victoria, BC.

Bourgoin, R. & Dicks, J. (2013). Learning to Read in L1 and L2: Success Indicators, the Role of Transfer and Use of Strategies. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Victoria, BC.

Dicks, J. & Kristmanson, P. (June 2013). Getting published in the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Kristmanson, P., Arnett, K., & Lafargue, C. (June 2013). Supporting the transition to language autonomy for emerging adult newcomers to Canada. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Culligan, K., Kristmanson, P., & Lafargue, C. (June 2013). Experiences with autonomy: Learners’ voices on language learning. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Culligan, K. & Kristmanson, P. (June 2013). Becoming teacher: Influences of an international internship. Canadian Society for Studies in Education. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Kristmanson, P., Sears, A. & Hirschkorn, M. (June 2013). Toward a National Conversation about Teacher Education in Canada: An Examination of CATE Conference Presentations. Canadian Society for Studies in Education. University of Victoria: Victoria, BC.

Bourgoin, R. (2012). Students’ Experiences in Learning to Read in Multiple Languages. Paper presented at the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada pre-conference, Waterloo, ON.

Bourgoin, R. (2012). Students’ Experiences in Learning to Read in French and English: Strategy Knowledge and Use, Predictors of Success, and the Role of Transfer. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Waterloo, ON.

Kristmanson, P. & Culligan, K. (November 2012). Becoming Teacher: Influences of an International Internship. McGill, Montreal, QC: Teacher Education Working Conference.

Kristmanson, P., Le Bouthillier, J., & Lafargue, C. (May 2012). Exploring Voice: Writing Unit for English as an Additional Language Learners. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. Wilfred Laurier University: Waterloo, ON.

Lafargue, C., Culligan, K., & Kristmanson, P. (May 2012). The Language Portfolio in Action: Experiences of Teachers and Learners. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. Wilfred Laurier University: Waterloo, ON.

Dicks, J., Roy, A. & Le Bouthillier, J. (May 2012). Beyond the Rubricon – Issues with Validity and Reliability in assessing L2 writing. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Annual Conference. Wilfred Laurier University: Waterloo, ON.

Kristmanson, P., Lafargue, C., & Hay, L. (June, 2011). “Can Do”- Successes and challenges in encouraging self-assessment and learner autonomy in high school language classes. Fredericton, NB: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Special Symposium on Teacher Education.

Carr, W., Dicks, J. Turnbull, M, Turnbull, C, & Kristmanson, P. (June, 2011). Cross-Canada perspectives on the CEFR and language teacher education/practice. Fredericton, NB: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Special Symposium on Teacher Education.

Wagner, D., Kristmanson, P., & Herbel-Eisenmann, B. (June, 2011). The use of modality in French immersion mathematics interaction. Fredericton, NB: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics.

Hirschkorn, M. & Kristmanson, P. (May, 2011). Using the Lens of Anecdotal Evidence to Re-perceive Teacher Education Programs. Fredericton, NB: CSSE- Congress.

Dicks, J. (June, 2011). Cross-Canada perspectives on the CEFR & language teacher education/practice. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Fredericton.

Dicks, J. & Turnbull, M. (June 2011). Autonomie de l’apprenant, éveil aux langues, et apprentissage permanent: Le portfolio canadien des langues pour éducateurs. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Fredericton.

Bourgoin, R. (2011). Transitioning Into grade 3 French Immersion: Students’ Experiences with Reading. Paper presented at the Atlantic Educator’s Conference, Moncton, NB.

Dicks, J., LeBouthillier, J & Kristmanson, K. (June 2011). L’écriture en immersion au niveau intermédiaire. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Fredericton, NB.

Kristmanson, P. & Le Bouthillier, J. (May, 2010). Building a Writing Community: An Action-Research Project with Struggling and Reluctant Writers. Language and Literacy Research Council (LLRC). Montreal, QC.

Kristmanson, P., Le Bouthillier, J. & Dicks, J. (Oct. 2010). Writing in the 21st Century: Best practice in Writing Instruction in English as an Additional Language Classroom. EDGE: Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education. St. John’s, NL.

Kristmanson, P. & Hirschkorn, M. (May, 2010). The Role of Field Experiences in the Continuing of Education Faculty. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, QC.

Hirschkorn, M., Sears, A., Winslow, K., & Kristmanson, P. (May, 2010). The Perfect Storm: Moving a Teacher Education Reform from Vision to Reality. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Montreal, QC.

Dicks, J. & Culligan, K. (June, 2010) The Appropriateness for the Canadian Context of Formal Assessment Instruments Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Montreal.

Dicks, J. & Culligan, K. (2009) Dialogue sur la formation initiale en immersion : Les compétences linguistiques et l’enseignement en immersion. Colloque de l’Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme. Ottawa.

Kristmanson, P., Dicks, J. & Culligan, K. (October, 2009). Collaborative Co-construction of Writing Instruction in a Professional Learning Community. EDGE: Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education. St. John’s, NL.

Kristmanson, P. & Bourgoin, R. (May, 2009). Le Modèle ÉCRI- le DVD et son guide d'accompagnement- un outil de formation pour l'enseignement de l'écriture. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics- Teacher Education Symposium. Ottawa, ON.

Hirschkorn, M., Kristmanson, P., Forsythe, R., & Winslow, K. (May, 2009). Senescence to Toddler: UNB Teacher Education Reform. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Ottawa, ON.

Culligan, K. (2009, May). Mathematics in the secondary level French immersion classroom: Students' and teachers' perceptions of L1 and L2 usage. Paper presented at the Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Ottawa, Ontario.

Kristmanson, P. & Dicks, J. (June, 2008). A Model for Writing in French Immersion Language Arts: Using Best Practices and Professional Learning Communities. Ottawa, ON: Bilingualism in a Plurilingual Canada: Research and Implications.

Regional Conferences:

Bourgoin, R. & Culligan, K. (2013). Interviewing as a data collection tool. Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference, Fredericton.

Le Bouthillier, J. (July, 2013). The writing processes of a Grade 7 French immersion student with Asperger Syndrome: Progress made during a school year. Atlantic Educators Graduate Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Le Bouthillier, J. (April, 2013). The writing processes of a grade 7 French immersion student with Asperger syndrome. Graduate Research Conference. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Culligan, K. (2013, April). Sociocultural approaches to Second language research: Learning through dialogue. Paper presented at the University of New Brunswick Graduate Research Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Bourgoin, R. (2012). Elementary Students’ Experiences in Learning to Read Across Languages. Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference, Fredericton.

Culligan, K. (2012, July). The relationship between thought and language: Exploring the works of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Paper presented at the Atlantic Educators Graduate Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Culligan, K. (2012, April). Exploring first language use in second language mathematics classrooms. Poster presented at the University of New Brunswick Graduate Research Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Culligan, K., & Lafargue, C. (2011, October). Exploring the European Language Portfolio in New Brunswick high school language classes. Paper presented at the Atlantic Educators Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick.

Roy, A, Le Bouthillier J., Dicks, J. (November, 2011) Issues of Reliability and Validity in Assessing Second Language Writing. Atlantic Educators’ Conference, Moncton, NB.

Kristmanson, P., Dicks, J., Le Bouthillier, J. & Bourgoin, R. (October, 2008). Professional Learning Communities: Lessons Learned from a School-based Literacy Project. Atlantic Educator’s Conference: Charlottetown, PE: University of Prince Edward Island.

Invited Presentations:

Dicks, J. (2013). Access, capacity, waiting lists, best practices, and efficiencies in official language immersion. Invited presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages.

Dicks, J. & Le Bouthillier, J. (April, 2013). Fostering Global Citizenship: The Impact of Immersion Education. iOpener/Innov8, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dicks, J. (March 2013) The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Implications for French Second Language Curriculum in New Brunswick. Ministry of Education, Fredericton.

Kristmanson, P. (Facilitator) (October, 2012). International Dual Language/Immersion Education Researcher Convocation. St. Paul, MN.

Dicks, J. (October, 2012). Le Référentiel des competences à l’écrit en immersion. Pré-congrès national de l’association canadiennes des professeurs d’immersion. Montréal.

Dicks, J. (June, 2011). Cross-Canada perspectives on the CEFR & language teacher education/practice. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Fredericton.

Dicks, J. (October, 2011). French Second Language Programs: What, When, and Why? Conference of the Alberta Canadian Parents for French. Edmonton.

Dicks, J. (May, 2010) Un survol de la recherche en pédagogie en langue seconde. Department of Canadian Heritage Official Languages Support Programs Steering Committee for Roundtable on French Second Language Research in Canada.

Kristmanson, P. (May, 2010). L2RIC Research Projects: Best Practices in Writing Instruction and the European Language Portfolio. Invited Keynote Speaker at the Canadian Parents for French 2010 Annual General Meeting. Moncton, NB.

Dicks, J. (October, 2009) Le test de connaissance du français: Un regard critique. National Networking Session of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers. Ottawa.

Dicks, J. (October, 2009). How Parents Saved the French Immersion Program in New Brunswick. Provincial Conference of the Ontario Chapter of Canadian Parents for French. Toronto.

Dicks, J. (June, 2009) Symposium on Second Language Teacher Education: Assessment, Achievement and Advancement in Canada’s Official Languages. Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Ottawa.

Dicks, J. (May, 2009) The State of FSL in New Brunswick: Policy, Politics and Parental Puissance. Conference of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute: Ottawa.

Dicks, J. & Kristmanson, P. (May, 2008). An Alternative Plan for FSL Education in NB. Citizens for Educational Choice Forum. Moncton, NB.

Dicks, J. & Kristmanson, P. (August, 2007). Innovations in Second Language Teaching in New Brunswick. Conference of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education.