Study of applicability of American experience of dual language instruction in Georgian Schools


  • Ekaterine Pipia


dual language education, immersion programs, minorities, parental involvement


My following research reports on a study that addresses the question: Is dual language educational approach that is currently used in USA a viable means of instructing Second Language in Georgia? The purpose of this study was to examine Georgian parents' perceptions of bilingual education and to investigate their views on bilingual education. It also examined how minorities would evaluate the future implementation of dual language instructions in Georgian schools. The research revealed that immersion programs are the best possible programs for language minority children in Georgia and has highlighted the minority parents’ positions and the importance of dual language school programs for minority children. The parents viewed these programs as an impressive educational tool for their children and expressed their desire for these programs to be established in Georgia.

Author Biography

Ekaterine Pipia

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities



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