Dual Immersion uses two languages for literacy and content instruction for all students. Two-way immersion programs give all students the opportunity to maintain and develop oral and written skills in their first language while they simultaneously acquire oral and written skills in a second language. The programs provide the same academic content and address the same standards as mandated by the Utah State Office of Education. They provide instruction in the two languages over an extended period of time, from kindergarten through at least sixth grade. Salt Lake City School District offers the 50:50 ratio for dual immersion, instruction in English and the secondary language is divided evenly at all grades. Students are given the opportunity to become bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural.
The goals are for the students to develop high levels of listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in both English and the secondary language while attaining academic achievement that is at or above their grade level as measured by Utah Core Curriculum tests. All students will demonstrate positive cross cultural attitudes and behaviors. Dual immersion classrooms bring together students from different languages, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, they allow students to learn first hand about cultures that are different from their own.
If you are interested in attending any of the schools in our district that offer Dual Immersion please contact the schools directly. The schools are listed below: