Dual language immersion programs provide powerful opportunities to strengthen children’s cognitive potential through deliberate literacy development in two languages and exposure to rich cultural and language experiences.
For almost a decade, students at W.H. Owen Elementary have learned core subjects (reading, writing, social studies, math) in Spanish, starting when they are in Kindergarten. Students experience meaningful language learning, while exploring cultures from around the world.
Conversations in the Observatory: Hispania's Centenary Issue: Visionary Essays Point to the future of rteaching Spanish. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) recently published a special issue of Hispania (100.5) to celebrate the centennial of the Association’s founding (1917).
The forum will take place at The Library of Maria Moliner (University of Zaragoza) on May 4th, 2018. Click on the image below to see the complete program.
The Dual Language Immersion program was something the Alisal Union School District was trying to implement into its schools in the mid-1990s, but the experiment failed after signs showed no progress was being made by students.