What is immersion?
In linguistics, immersion refers to a method of learning a second language. Immersion is derived from the Latin term ‘immersio’ and means ‘to immerse’. In this approach, people are placed in a foreign language environment, which is why in German it is also called a ‘language bath’.
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Immersion refers to a foreign language environment into which a person is placed in order to acquire a foreign language.
The immersion method is the most effective way to learn a language. The learner is immersed in a foreign-language environment and develops the contexts through everyday situations – without the time-consuming learning of vocabulary.
The term “immersive” is derived from the Latin “immersio” and means immersion, embedding.
Language acquisition through immersion is as incidental as learning the mother tongue. Through daily listening, reading and speaking, the language solidifies all by itself. It is simply important to create the appropriate environment.