Presentation on theme: "Two-Way Dual Immersion: From Theory to Practice"— Presentation transcript:
1 Two-Way Dual Immersion: From Theory to Practice Veronika Lopez-Mendez,
2 What is Two-Way Immersion? Two-Way Bilingual Immersion blends two language education models: an immersion program for English-only speakers and a bilingual maintenance model for English learners. Students from the two language groups attend class together, learning from one another and supporting each other's second language acquisition. Both groups of students develop linguistic and academic competence in two languages: their native language and one more.
3 Goals of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Students will develop high levels of proficiency in their primary language and a second language.Academic performance for both groups of students will be at or above grade level.All students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.
4 Benefits of Two-Way Immersion Students add a second language to their first- Additive Bilingual ModelL1 + L2 = BilingualHigh levels of bilingual proficiencyBilingual – read and write at or above grade level in TWO languages!!Achievement in content areas (math, science, social studies) at or above grade levelMulticultural competencies
5 50:50 Model at Work Students work as language partners/ triads The partner language and English are used equally throughout the programContent is separated by languageBuilds literacy skills in English and SpanishStudents take their L1 knowledge and transfer it to the L2
6 Instructional Delivery Requires that teachers model and use visual meaning making in both languageLanguage is always academicSpanish/English is used as the language to deliver contentStrong phonemic awareness instruction will move across languagesEnglish and Spanish reading is explicitly taughtTeachers model language and sets expectations for language use
7 Classroom supports What does support look like? Language rich instructionPhonemic awareness and phonics are taught and built upon throughout the dayThe classroom environment is one that teaches and supportsWhat does support look like?
8 What supports does this chart provide? Is this a chart that teaches?ORIs it a chart that represents the learning?
9 Language Supports Across the Curriculum Setting the objectiveLanguage demands
10 Supports for Non-fiction Text Language experienceBig idea- supporting details