Is Dual Language Immersion School Suitable for Your Son Or Daughter

 

Inside a language immersion school

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How Does Language Immersion Education Benefit Native Children?

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Teaching in an immersion classroom

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What is Dual Language Immersion?

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Dual Language Programs Explained

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Dual language immersion and bilingual education

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The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

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Finding opportunities. Parents interested in dual immersion should consider whether or not it’s a good fit for their child. For example, a parent won’t be able to help their student with every piece of homework. “Also, don’t expect your child to speak the foreign language to you at home,” Calaff says. Parents regularly ask me if immersion is right for their child.

I almost unequivocally say yes—years of research show that immersion language programs give children a leg up academically—this. Considering a Dual Language Immersion program for your child? They’re quietly gaining much popularity as an alternative learning approach.

Check out this in-depth report and see what these participants have to say about their experience, good and bad. View a map of all bilingual language schools in CA HERE.. Or read my previous post about language immersion programs HERE. Language immersion may make it easier for your child to learn other languages in the future.

Cons of Language Immersion Programs. Children with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities are purported to have trouble with this type of language program. Benefits of enrolling your child in a dual language program: Studying two languages allows children to learn in one language and transfer those skills to a second language. Thus strengthening BOTH languages. Pairing with children from another culture leads to open-mindedness, flexibility, and acceptance of others.

Dual Language Immersion in the School District of Lancaster is a lottery-based special program designed for both native Spanish speakers and non-native Spanish speakers. Studies show that there are many benefits of knowing more than one language, including the. Thus, if you are contemplating sending your child to an immersion school, it may be a huge advantage for fluency in a foreign language. In fact, research indicates that in full immersion programs, children develop initial literacy in the immersion language, and then develop a complete understanding of the foreign language. For the last eight years, 11 elementary schools of 60 in Davis School District, four in Weber School District, and two in Ogden School District have incorporated dual immersion programs.

Total Dual Language Schools/Immersion Programs Registered. Register your Dual Language School/Program in the National Dual Language School Directory. Understand the different models of dual language programs and learn how to choose the best dual language school for your children.

Although your child might not first learn to read and write in English, students tend to reach grade level in second or third grade without intensive English instruction. By the upper grades, students enrolled in dual immersion programs are at grade level for all subjects in both languages.

List of related literature:

This program must be based on sound professional judgment, which ordinarily means that the child will receive English as a Second Language instruction from a teacher with qualifications in the field of second-language learning.

“Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills and Advocacy” by Elaine P. Congress, DSW, Mr. Fernando Chang-Muy, JD
from Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills and Advocacy
by Elaine P. Congress, DSW, Mr. Fernando Chang-Muy, JD
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

On the other hand, if a child spends a year or two in a full-time kindergarten total Immersion program, that child will probably speak the second language quite well upon entry to primary school.

“Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education” by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones
from Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones
Multilingual Matters, 1998

It is not likely that bilingual children with PLI will independently transfer skills trained in one language to different communicative settings, partners, as well as different languages.

“Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults” by Kathryn Kohnert
from Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults
by Kathryn Kohnert
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2013

Structured immersion also has been considered especially appropriate when children from a range of linguistic backgrounds attend the same school.

“Handbook of Reading Research” by Rebecca Barr, Michael L. Kamil, P. David Pearson, Peter B. Mosenthal
from Handbook of Reading Research
by Rebecca Barr, Michael L. Kamil, et. al.
L. Erlbaum Associates, 1996

Transition programs in which instruction is given entirely or partially in the L., enable the minority child to catch up on academic achievement; they do not, however, provide him with the benefits of bilingual education that a majority child can gain from early bilingual experience or immersion programs.

“Bilinguality and Bilingualism” by Blanc Michel Hamers Josiane, Josiane F. Hamers, Josiane F.. Hamers, Michel Blanc, linguiste, Blanc, Michel, Ph.D, Cambridge University Press
from Bilinguality and Bilingualism
by Blanc Michel Hamers Josiane, Josiane F. Hamers, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 1989

Immersion teachers do not force children to use the immersion language until they are naturally willing to do so.

“Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism” by Colin Baker
from Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
by Colin Baker
Multilingual Matters, 2011

In child care, the program can be English-only, meaning no other languages are offered to the children; it is total immersion into an English-only setting.

“Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention: Working With Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other Care Providers” by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
from Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention: Working With Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other Care Providers
by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

Skutnabb-Kangas has noted two of the most common misconceptions about bilingualism: first, it is always best to teach a child through the medium of the native language; second, the native languages must always be stabilized before instruction through the medium of another can begin.

“Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities” by Carl Skutsch
from Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities
by Carl Skutsch
Taylor & Francis, 2013

If the child has the opportunity to learn school skills in a language in which they have a firm grounding, then these skills will transfer at a later date to the new language.

“Speech and Language Therapy: The decision-making process when working with children” by Myra Kersner, Jannet A. Wright
from Speech and Language Therapy: The decision-making process when working with children
by Myra Kersner, Jannet A. Wright
Taylor & Francis, 2013

The school may aim to make that child fluent and literate in the majority language only, with integration and assimilation of that child into mainstream society.

“Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning” by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu
from Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning
by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu
Taylor & Francis, 2013

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  • All this does is slow learning. This is designed to teach non English students. I’d rather homeschool my kids than have them learn Russian, German, Japanese, oh wait, those aren’t options. All there is is Spanish. The language of the people who conquered South America. Cortez’s language. The language of the Catholic Church that desimated whole societies of native people’s.
    You want us to believe that in the future courtroom or operating room of a hospital, our American children will be speaking Spanish? Get serious!