Dual Immersion Program Information

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    Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational program that builds student bilingualism and bi-literacy in English and in Spanish. Instruction is provided by highly trained and caring teachers. Students continue to learn standards-based content while they become fluent in two languages; linguistically and academically.

    The goals of the program include:

    • Bilingualism-The development of high levels of proficiency in the student’s first and second language
    • Bi-literacy-The performance at or above grade level in academic areas in both
    • languages.
    • Multiculturalism-To understand different cultures and the development of high self-esteem.

    Students benefit from Dual Language Immersion because:

    • Young children learn a second language more naturally at a young age.
    • Bi-literate skills give students the options for careers requiring multilingual skills.
    • The study of a second-language helps develop strong thinking and reasoning skills useful for problem-solving.


    If you choose to enroll your child in the Dual Language Immersion program, it is important to consider:
    • Parents must be actively involved in their child’s education using their home language.
    • Attendance is critical. Every day counts!
    • It is a long-term commitment. Students benefit when staying in the program through the years.

    For more information:

    For program information,
    Contact the Office of English Learners/Multicultural Education
    (916) 971-5382.

    For open enrollment information,
    Contact San Juan Central Enrollment
    (916) SAN-JUAN or
    (916) 726-5826

Last Modified on February 15, 2019