Alpine Elementary is pleased to announce our Chinese Dual Language Immersion Program. We are currently completing our second year, and applications are now being accepted for incoming 1st graders for the 2014-2015 school year.
WHY LANGUAGE IMMERSION?
More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency.
- Long Term Second Language Skills, Increased Cultural Sensitivity
- Enhanced Cognitive Skills, Improved Performance on Standardized Tests
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The immersion program seeks to enroll next year’s 1st grade students of varying backgrounds and all abilities. Students living within an immersion school’s boundaries, as well as out-of-area students are welcome to apply.
Participation in the Utah Dual Language Immersion program is considered to be a comprehensive educational experience. Beginning in the first grade, paired English and target language teachers collaborate to support student mastery of both the core content standards and target language skills in a full day program. It is our expectation that students who participate in the Utah Dual Language Immersion program participate fully in the school academic day and its prescribed instructional design.
HOW TO APPLY
You are welcome to contact a school near you to find out more about Dual Immersion. For the best opportunity to be considered for a program, obtain and submit an application by the school’s deadline (available from the school’s office or on the school’s website). Applications will be available online on February 1, 2014 and are due by February 28, 2014.