More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of the immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency. No other type of instruction, short of living in a second language environment, is as successful.
Young children especially thrive in this type of instructional environment. Happily, language immersion is also the least expensive way to deliver second language instruction.
Dual immersion offers a rich bilingual experience for young learners when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language.
Students enjoy the advantage of two caring, qualified teachers. The English- speaking teacher uses half of the instruction day to teach English language arts (reading, writing, and spelling) as well as other subjects of the curriculum (science, social studies, math, etc)
The Spanish-speaking teacher uses the other half of the time or the day to teach Spanish Literacy, Math, and portions of social studies, art, science, music. P. E. and health topics from the grade-appropriate level of the Utah State Core Curriculum
In class, the Spanish teacher speaks only in Spanish and communicates using a range of engaging strategies including pictures, songs, games, body language, expressions, drama, pantomime, etc. Children at this age adept a picking up language in meaningful context. After a brief period at the beginning of the year, students too will speak only in Spanish during the Spanish class.
You’ll be delighted how quickly your child becomes a comfortable and competent Spanish speaker.
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