Dual Language Immersion is an educational model in which children learn to think, read, write, and speak in two languages. The benefits of Dual Language programs include:
- Students acquire the ability to use both languages in oral and written form, eventually reaching native like proficiency in both languages. The bilingual brain is a flexible and resilient one!
- Dual language closes achievement gaps by the late elementary years, with bilingual students consistently outperforming monolingual students in reading by high school.
- As part of their educational journey, students develop an appreciation for and deep understanding of diverse cultures. Differences are seen as opportunities to connect rather than obstacles to overcome.
- Proficiency in a second language and strong intercultural competency skills open up future employment possibilities in the global arena.