Dual Language Immersion is a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Students receive math, science, or social studies instruction in a target language, such as Spanish, French, or Chinese. Because of the teaching strategies used, the students learn the concepts and skills for the subject area and develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another language.
The goals are for the students to develop literacy skills in both English and the target world language such as Spanish, French, or Chinese while attaining academic achievement that is at or above their grade level as measured by Utah core testing.
Furthermore students will develop a world cultural sensitivity. We strive to prepare Granite School District students academically, linguistically and socially for the challenges and needs of our global community.
The Dual Language Immersion program in Granite School District begins in first grade and students continue to take courses in the target language through graduation, with a goal of college and career readiness in two languages. For an overview of the courses at each grade level, please see the Dual Language Immersion Course Overview.
To submit an application for your student for a Dual Language Immersion program, please visit the Dual Language Immersion Application Page.
Participation in a dual language immersion program is considered to be a comprehensive educational experience. Beginning in the first grade, paired English and target language teachers collaborate to support student mastery of both the core content standards and target language skills in a full day program. It is our expectation that students who participate in the language immersion experience participate fully in the school academic day and its prescribed instructional design.