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Two-Way Bilingual Immersion

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion

The Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program 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. 

Three Central Goals of ALL Dual Language Programs: 

Bilingualism:

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

Biliteracy:

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

Multicultural competence:

Students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors and develop high self esteem.

Being Bilingual
Being Bilingual

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