Utah’s Dual Language Immersion program offers a rich bilingual experience for young learners when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. Instruction is divided between two high quality, creative classrooms: one English and one in the Second Language (Chinese, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish).
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Second Language Skills
Students achieve high proficiency in the immersion language.
Improved Performance on Standardized Tests
Immersion students perform as well as or better than non-immersion students on standardized tests of English and math administered in English.
Enhanced Cognitive Skills
Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills as well as an enhanced understanding of their primary language.
Increased Cultural Sensitivity
Immersion students are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.
Long Term Benefits
Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.
Utah Dual Language Immersion Schools (2015-2016)
Utah Language Roadmap for the 21st Century
Utah Dual Language Immersion Website
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Research
Dual Language Immersion Teacher Endorsement