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Language Immersion

  • The Language Immersion program is available for Spanish at Clearview Elementary School and Mandarin Chinese at Madison Elementary School. In the school, students are immersed in Spanish/Chinese while they learn mathematics, science, reading, writing and other curriculum. Immersion means that teachers communicate only in Spanish/Chinese while teaching students.

    Language Immersion Benefits of Learning Two Languages:

    • Enhances academic and linguistic performance in both languages
    • Cognitive advantages - physically enhances brain development
    • Increases career and social opportunities
    • Expands world view
    • Scores statistically higher on SAT college entrance exams
    • Increases attendance at colleges and universities
    • Improves English language skills
    • Enhances learning capacity for life

    Key Components:

    • Full-day program starting in kindergarten
    • The second language is the language of instruction for all classroom instruction in kindergarten
    • The curriculum parallels the district curriculum in all subjects
    • Students will be taught to read in the second language until third grade, at that time, there is direct instruction in English for reading in English.
    • Students will continue to be taught the other subjects in the second language through sixth grade
    • Families are requested to make a seven year commitment to the program

    To apply, complete the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet and the Language Immersion Application.

Celebrating 10 Years of Language Immersion in District 742

Immersion Websites

  • Global742.org

    • A website created by members of the Parents Action Committee, a group of Madison Elementary parents.

    Vistaclara742.org

    • A website created by parents and supporters of the Clearview Spanish Immersion program.
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