- Language immersion
The pedagogical model for teaching one of the regional languages through immersion has been in practice in France for 50 years. The creation and development of a number of schools based on this model have sparked many significant legal debates. Today, language immersion is in a paradoxical situation between the veto on its inclusion in state schools and recognition and state funding of its role in private education. This situation shows the precarious balance of the French school language model, divided between the assertion of the French principle of single-language education on the one hand, and the need to respond to the needs of schools implementing immersion on the other.