New for 2021-22 School Year!
The SCVi Spanish Dual Immersion program has been expanded to include grades K-3.
What is Dual Language Immersion?
Dual Language Immersion refers to teaching and learning in two languages. Learners will be taught 50 percent of the instructional time in Spanish by a native Spanish-speaking facilitator and 50 percent of the instructional time in English by an English-speaking facilitator.
Learners share the same curriculum and project-based opportunities as their peers and have exposure to the same state standards while receiving instruction in both languages. The Spanish and English-speaking teachers will collaborate on teaching all subject material.
Why Language Immersion?
- More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of language immersion programs to help learners 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.
Second Language Skills
Learners achieve high proficiency in the immersion language.
Enhanced Cognitive Skills
Immersion learners typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention, better memory, superior problem-solving skills, and an enhanced understanding of their primary language.
Increased Cultural Sensitivity
Immersion learners are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures. They develop an appreciation of all people.
Language Immersion learners are best prepared for the global community and career opportunities where a second language is an asset.