Dual Immersion

DUAL IMMERSION (DI)

  •  Dual Immersion Defined:

    Education that combines students from two language groups for instruction has been in existence for nearly 40 years, and its popularity has grown. High-quality two-way immersion programs share certain features:

    • Classes are taught by qualified and highly trained bilingual teachers.
    • The program includes fairly equal numbers of two groups of students: native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.
    • Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational program that builds student bilingualism and bi-literacy in English and in Spanish.
    • Students continue to learn standards-based content while they become fluent linguistically and academically.

    Our district is incorporating the 50/50 Dual Immersion model. In this model, 50% of instruction is in English and 50% is in Spanish. Curriculum and grade-level content standards are consistent with the elementary school programs of AUSD.

    Benefits of the Dual Immersion Program

    • High academic achievement
    • Bilingualism/Biliteracy
    • Cross-cultural relationships
    • Competitive advantage for college and career opportunities
    • Advances for college admission and scholarships
    • Respect for self, family, school, and community
    • Builds leadership and self-confidence
    • Develops strong school and family partnerships
    • Equips students with skills to be more successful in a global economy

    Who can participate in DI? 

    • Transitional Kindergarten-Grade 1 students who speak English, Spanish or both.
    • Spanish-speaking students can enter at a later grade level if they qualify through proficiency assessments.
    • Currently, our program is Transitional Kindergarten-Grade 1 with every year adding a new grade level.