What is Dual Language Immersion?
The dual language immersion program is a program of choice designed for high academic achievement in two languages.
Students will become bilingual, biliterate, reach high academic achievement and develop sociocultural competence.
At the first-grade level, students receive 50% of instruction in English and 50% in Spanish.
Studies show immersion students:
Reach a high level of proficiency in a new language at no cost to their English language development
Perform as well as or better than non-immersion students on assessments of English and math administered in English.
Improve performance on task that call for increased attention, divergent thinking, pattern recognition, memory, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Improve executive function of the brain.
Are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.
Develop metalinguistic skills (linguistics representation + executive control).