Dual Language Immersion in Alum Rock
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District is proud to offer a rigorous and award-winning Dual Language Immersion Program at three district schools. Dual Immersion programs blend two language education models: a language immersion program for English-only speakers and a bilingual maintenance model for English learners. Through this academic language model, both groups attend class together allowing students the opportunity to learn from one another and serve as language models for second language acquisition. Research shows that bilingualism enhances cognitive development and broadens educational and professional opportunities. Students completing our program achieve bilingual proficiency and literacy in two languages and develop multicultural competencies paving the way for future careers in our global economy.