Language Immersion Teacher Education: Is it Really Any Different?
Tara Williams Fortune and Diane J. Tedick, University of Minnesota

As the demand for multilingual, interculturally competent citizens grows, language teacher educators are challenged to prepare teachers for a greater variety of program models and learner groups (ESL, foreign language, bilingual education, immersion). How is immersion different from ESL, foreign language and bilingual education? What are the implications of these differences for language teacher educators? These questions will be the focus of our workshop.