What is Immersion?
Dual Language Immersion is a way for students to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Students receive math, science, and a variety of instruction in a target language. The teaching strategies used help to develop literacy skills in both English and the world language while attaining academic achievement. Schools follow the Utah Dual Language Immersion model: 50% percent of the school day is taught in English and the other 50% of the school day students are immersed in the target language. Teachers of the target language are native or fluent speakers. The program extends from K-12th grades, with the university-level coursework offered in grades 10-12. Program Mission · Maximize students’ second language proficiency · Provide a rich academic environment · Develop students’ abilities to work successfully in multi-cultural settings · Offer a rich, culturally diverse experience for the entire school community.