In 2016, Jefferson Elementary School added the Spanish Dual Language Immersion Academy option for incoming Kindergartens. Each year, we will add a grade. Research shows that the early aquisition of a second language impacts intellectual growth.
What is Dual Langauge Immersion?
PUSD’s Dual Language Immersion Programs incorporates the five goals of the National Foreign Language Standards (NFLS), promoting sound world language instruction. In meeting the goals of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities, students will not only know what and how to say it, but why, when and to whom.
How does Dual Language Immersion benefit my child?
Everyday learning will fully immerse the students in both the English and Spanish language. This will strengthen cognitive skills, increase their ability to adapt to other types of learning, and enhance creativity and problem-solving skills. Our programs strive for academic language proficiency which encompasses the four modalities: listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Students will develop bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cognitive skills.
For more information, please contact:
Principal, Jefferson Elementary School
Director, Language Assessment & Development Department (LADD) & PUSD Dual Language Coordinator
JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WHERE STUDENTS ENTER TO LEARN AND LEAVE TO ACHIEVE!