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1 Dual Immersion Improving Educational Opportunities for All Students While Creating Global Citizens

2  A program that develops bilingualism and biliteracy in English and a second language by integrating English learners (ELs) with English speakers. Definition of a Dual Immersion Program

3  Bilingualism:  High levels of proficiency in two languages, English and a second language  Biliteracy:  High levels of academic proficiency in English and a second language  Multicultural competence:  Understanding and valuing of different cultures and development of high self esteem Program Goals

4 Rationale for Dual Immersion Programs  Additive bilingual environment for all students  Second language best acquired by language majority students (Eng. speakers) through immersion in second language  Second language best acquired by language minority students (Els) when first language established  Knowledge learned through a language transfers to other languages  Students benefit from cognitive advantages with development of bilingualism and biliteracy

5  In the nation  Over 800  In California  Over 281  5 languages  (California Department of Education Language Policy Office 2006) Nationally and in California

6 Dual Immersion Program Model 90:10 90% 10% The pie charts represent the amount of time students at the various grades are taught in English and the target language. Grade KGrade 1 80% 20% Grade 2 70% 30% 60% 40% Grade 3Grades %

7  313  Spanish dominant  English dominant  Bilingual Number of Students Participating

8 ELA CSTs

9 Math CSTs

10 Our mission is to prepare our students academically, linguistically, and socially to meet the changes and needs of our global community.


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