Dual Immersion

Dual Language Immersion is a way for students to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Students receive math, science, and a variety of instruction in a target language.

Spanish Immersion French Immersion

More than 50% of modern day-English words originate in Spanish. This means that students quickly acquire the Spanish language. With some 400 million Spanish speakers, it is the fourth most commonly spoken language worldwide. The program offers native Spanish speakers and native English speakers an exciting and stimulating opportunity to maintain and develop their first language while acquiring native-like communication and literacy skills in a second language. We chose a 50:50 model whereby 50% of classroom instruction is taught in Spanish and 50% in English. DLI teachers practice language separation to support language development goals. Research shows that DLI programs enhance academic and linguistic abilities in two languages. Additionally, teachers in the DLI program integrate multicultural content to promote the development of global competence.

McKinley Elementary School (K-1)
Harrison Elementary School (K-1)

More than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes, which run French-language courses for close on a million learners. The ability to speak French and English is an advantage in the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and the continent of Africa). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and third-ranking destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. Learn more >

Clay International Academy (K-1)