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French Immersion Programs [Part 2 of 2] (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-09-02

Duration: 00:05:51

Subjects: Education | French immersion | CODOFIL


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Brotherton, Noelle Interviewee
  • Dunn, Joseph Interviewee
  • Judson, Sara Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee


This segment from the September 2, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the Vermilion Parish Public School System’s reluctance to implement a French immersion program due to a lack of funding. Lincoln interviews: Noelle Brotherton, a Vermilion Parish resident, on her efforts to enroll her son in a French immersion program; Joseph Dunn, the director of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), on the challenge of positioning language immersion programs as an essential part of the curriculum; Sara Judson, a Calcasieu Parish resident, on parents’ successful efforts in saving the language immersion programs in Calcasieu Parish; and Dr. William Arceneaux of CODOFIL on the grants available to school systems to implement French immersion programs in their districts. Host: Charlie Whinham