Ms. Ballou’s French III and IV classes participated in a French immersion field trip in late November. Students spent a ninety-minute lunch period at the Kopper Kettle whereby all communication was strictly in French. Language immersion is a method of teaching a second language in which the target language (French) is used as the means of instruction. Unlike more traditional language instruction methods, immersion methods use the targeted language as a teaching tool, surrounding or “immersing” the students in the second language. The origins of language immersion instruction are found in the 1960s where dual language acquisition was a goal of the Quebec educational system.