Utah French Dual Language Immersion!
|Georgia Geerlings||Irene Stone||Emmanuel
|Utah French DLI Director||Utah French DLI Elementary Coordinator||Utah French DLI Secondary Coordinator|
In today’s world, where increased conversations about globalization permeate discussions across all industry sectors, dual language immersion education is taking center stage as the most effective and efficient program for preparing linguistically and culturally competent students who can successfully compete in a complex global economy.In the Utah French Dual Immersion Programs, instruction is divided between two high quality, creative classrooms: one English and one French. Students enjoy the advantage of two caring, qualified teachers. The English-speaking teacher uses half of the instructional day to teach English language arts and other elements of the curriculum; the French-speaking teacher uses the other half of the day to teach French language arts and portions of the math, social studies, science, and other topics from the grade-appropriate level of the Utah State Core Curriculum. You will be amazed at how quickly your child becomes a comfortable and competent French speaker. Why Immersion? More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of 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. 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.