Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program at Grand View Blvd ES
Definition: It is an additive bilingual program, meaning that all students learn a second language without comprising their first. No prior Spanish or English language skills required.
90/10 model: Student begin academic instruction in Spanish, with increasing amounts of English added each year until 4th grade and 5th grade, when day is approximately 50% in English and 50% in Spanish. By 5th grade students will demonstrate academic proficiency in both languages.
Goals of program: Ability to think, speak, read, and write fluently in two languages.
Academic achievement at or above grade level in both languages. Development of positive cross-cultural relationships.
Benefits: Empowers students to achieve the highest academic, social and linguistic skills to give them advantages now and for future success. Learning a second language stimulates the brain to develop higher level reasoning skills which transfer to complex critical thinking in math, science, and language arts. An opportunity to interact and develop a greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures.
For more information on the web about Dual Language Programs:
• FAQs about Two-Way Immersion
The Center for Applied Linguistics offers frequently asked questions about Two-Way Immersion (also known as Dual Language Immersion).
• Dual Language Research Bibliography
The Center for Applied Linguistics has compiled a bibliography of research on various elements of dual language immersion, including testing, reading, language acquisition, special education, and social integration.
• California Association for Bilingual Education
CABE is California’s leading advocacy and research group in support of bilingual education. It is a professional organization open to teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff.
• Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
CARLA, housed at the University of Minnesota, produces a lot of research on students learning a second language, including both majority and minority languages.
• Grand View Blvd. Elementary Dual Language Program
A 90/10, Spanish/English, Two-Way Immersion Program that is very unique and highly effective – the ONLY immersion program of its kind in all of LAUSD. Permits are available to students outside the local district who wish to apply to this program.