Welcome to Dual Language Immersion

Overview

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:

  1. One English
  2. One in the Second Language (Chinese, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish)

Proven Benefits:

  • 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.

Educator Endorsements

Application for the Utah State Board of Education Dual Language Immersion Endorsement
Educator Licensing

Resources

2017-2018 School Year (195 Schools)

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Immersion Education and Research
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota

Utah Dual Language Immersion

Utah State Board of Education World Languages

Utah's Statewide Dual Language Immersion Initiative

Dual Language Immersion Team

Karl Bowman
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7743 | E-mail

Pamela Talili
Office Assistant
Phone: (801) 538-7770 | E-mail