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OUSD Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Master plan


Two-Way Bilingual Immersion

What is the twbi program?

The Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBI) will be in its first year for the 2019-2020 school year at César Chávez Middle School. Students will be able to take courses in Spanish as they work towards a Seal of Biliteracy. 

Being Bilingual

Three Central Goals of All Dual Language Programs: 

  1. Bilingualism: Students will develop high levels of proficiency in English and a partner language.

  2. Biliteracy: Students will develop high levels of academic achievement in English and a partner language.  (at or above grade level)

  3. Multicultural Competence: Students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors and develop high self-esteem.

No Child Left Monolingual

Benefits of twbi for students

  • Enhanced knowledge of how language works
  • Improved performance on tasks that call for divergent thinking, pattern recognition, and problem solving
  • Additional knowledge and understanding of one's native language
  • Greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for other languages and cultures
  • Ability to take advantage of opportunities that are available only in other languages
  • Enhanced employment opportunities once school is completed
  • Ability to communicate with other ethnic and cultural groups