Language Immersion

  • 2022-23 Language Immersion Information Nights

    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.

    • Summary of Language Immersion in District 742

      Language Immersion GuideBenefits 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

    Watch the March 2017 Chinese Capstone delegation video.

Immersion Websites


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