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Directories for Immersion Programs
The Center for Applied Linguistics offers two national directories of total and partial foreign language immersion programs, as well as two-way immersion language programs in U.S. schools.
of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Schools
This directory lists pre-K - 12 schools that teach all or part of their curriculum through a second language. Such programs are referred to as total or partial immersion programs. The majority are for students whose native language is English. A few Spanish/English two-way immersion programs, in which classes include both native English and native Spanish speakers, are also included. The two-way programs included here typically began as partial or total immersion programs.
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S.
The programs listed in this Directory meet all three of the following criteria for two-way immersion programs:
- Integration: Language-minority and language-majority students are integrated for at least 50% of instructional time at all grade levels
- Instruction: Content and literacy instruction in both languages is provided to all students
- Population: Within the program, there is a balance of language-minority and language-majority students, with each group making up between one-third and two-thirds of the total student population
of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in California
This searchable directory created by Judy Lambert for the California Department of Education includes a list of California Two-Way Immersion. Programs in the directory are self-selected and the California Department of Education cannot guarantee the quality or level of implementation.
Directory of Two-Way
Dual Language Programs in Texas
This state directory includes a comprehensive listing of programs identified as Texas Two-Way Dual Language Education. The site was developed by professors and researchers in Texas and includes information on resources, conferences, model programs, etc.