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1 1 Santa Fe Elementary School A++ School of Excellence 2009 & 2013 Spanish Immersion Principal Rob Miller Department Name

2 Terminology: World Languages vs. Foreign Languages

3 50/50 model – English/Spanish – Learned through Math and Science Entrance Criteria – Fluent English – Parental Choice Santa Fe Spanish Immersion Program 3

4 Enrollment th Day School/Sig. Program Name Home/ChoiceIn Dist.Out Dist.Total Enrollment Santa Fe Elementary Santa Fe Spanish Immersion

5 Grade LevelTeachersStudents Kinder250 1 st nd rd th th th th th 140 Spanish Immersion Program 5

6 AIMS Reading Meets/Exceeds *Immersion students always receive formal Reading in English K-8 and informal Spanish reading grades 1-8

7 AIMS Math Meets/Exceeds *Immersion students received Math in Spanish grades 1-5, English review for 2 weeks before AIMS to ensure vocabulary transfer, concepts transfer automatically from Spanish to English. Current 7 th Graders

8 The Benefits CognitiveSocialEconomic LinguisticCultural

9 The Research A relationship between world language study and increased mathematical skill development, particularly in the area of problem solving, points to the fact that second language learning is more of a cognitive than linguistic activity. Duke University Online Newsletter for Parents of Gifted Youth,

10 Brain Dominance & Language Learning Some language skills involve analytical, sequential, and left-brain processing. Others involve right-brain skills such as guessing, associating, and getting the main idea. Good language learners learn to use both left and right-brain skills depending on what works best for the activity at hand. SIL International 1999

11 K-12 Continuum Replication Future Plans 11

12 We are truly preparing our students for the world!

13 Questions? 13


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