The French of Louisiana is a
source of pride and should be recognized as such.
is the only truly effective means of teaching the language. Immersion
programs are not only cost effective, but have proven to be good
education: French Immersion students have scored in the top 20%
on battery exams in general subjects in English! The benefits to
the culture generally, and to the tourist economy in particular,
are too obvious to enumerate. Suffice it to say that a new generation
of Cadien children speaking the language of their ancestors is the
hope of the Cadien people and a resource which the people of Louisiana
cannot afford to lose.
Immersion in Louisiana