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Language Immersion

Equity & Diversity Opinion Language Immersion Is for All Students
Guest blogger Camilla Modesitt explains why foreign-language-immersion programs should be available to all students.
Camilla Modesitt, May 10, 2019
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International Opinion Immersion is Critical in the Middle School Years
For students to keep their language skills and become fluent, they need to continue learning a language through middle school.
Camilla Modesitt, May 15, 2018
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Curriculum Opinion How Language Immersion Programs Prepare Students to Be Global Citizens
How cultural pedagogical practices in dual language immersion programs help prepare students to be global citizens.
Angela Palmieri, January 17, 2018
8 min read
Curriculum Opinion How to Build a Better Language Immersion Program
Immersion programs produce students who are well-rounded, culturally aware, and creative, flexible, and critical thinkers.
Plutus Yang, October 27, 2017
5 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion Student Blogger: The Value of Language Immersion
A high school senior writes about the value of immersion education.
Julia Mcmahon-cole, September 1, 2017
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Curriculum Opinion Nine Features of High-Quality Language Immersion Programs
Language immersion education is a relatively new field, so how can educators know if a program is effective? Here are nine features of high-quality programs.
Shuhan Wang & Joy Kreeft Peyton, May 31, 2017
10 min read
Curriculum Opinion How to Increase the Number and Quality of Language-Immersion Programs
Students in the United States need to be able to learn languages in addition to English, in the home and throughout their education, in order to develop global competence and live productive lives. Here's how to give them the opportunity.
Shuhan Wang & Joy Kreeft Peyton, January 17, 2017
12 min read
Education Opinion Total Immersion in English Has Its Place
Total immersion in learning a new language still has a place.
Walt Gardner, November 16, 2016
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Opinion Ten Lessons for Language-Immersion Programs
The top sixteen language immersion experts share lessons.
Heather Singmaster, June 23, 2016
8 min read
Curriculum Opinion Is Language Immersion Right for My Child?
This piece addresses the common concerns parents may have when considering a language immersion program for their child.
Heather Singmaster, March 28, 2016
8 min read
English-Language Learners Portland Dual-Language-Immersion Students Outperform Peers in Reading
A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers in Portland, Ore., alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.
Corey Mitchell, November 13, 2015
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School & District Management Dual-Language Immersion Boosts Oregon Students
A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 13, 2015
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English-Language Learners News in Brief Arizona Reduces Class Time for ELL Immersion Program
Arizona school districts have been given permission to cut the time some English-language learners spend in a mandatory immersion program.
The Associated Press, October 6, 2015
1 min read
English-Language Learners Arizona Alters Mandatory English-Only Immersion Program
The amount of time that can be cut from the mandatory four-hour block of English-only instruction depends on a student's grade level and English proficiency.
Corey Mitchell, September 28, 2015
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