SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION (DLI)

North Sanpete School District is proud to offer a Spanish Dual Language Immersion program at Moroni Elementary. The program is designed to build academic fluency in both  English and Spanish. Students have the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in two languages. 

The program has three goals:

WHY LANGUAGE IMMERSION?
More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of language 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.

WHY SPANISH?

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.

Enhanced Cognitive Skills:  Language Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills as well as enhanced understanding of their primary language.

Increased Cultural Sensitivity:  Language Immersion students are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.

Long Term Benefits:  Language Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.

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