Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational model where children learn to think, read, write and communicate naturally in two languages: English and Spanish.
If you are interested in learning more about the Dual Language Immersion Academy for your child, please attend one of the following Parent Informational Meetings:
February 13, 2018
February 22, 2018
February 27, 2018
Parent information meetings are held the Anaheim Elementary School District’s Training Rooms at 1001 S East St., Anaheim, CA 92805
What is DLI?
Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational model where children learn to think, read, write and communicate naturally in two languages: English and Spanish. Native Spanish and native English speaking students study together, beginning in kindergarten through 6th grade, to be biliterate in both languages.
AESD’s Dual language classrooms contain a mix of students who are English dominant with students who are Spanish dominant. This mix of students provides intensive interaction and learning. Students who participate in the program do not have to be Spanish speakers. The program teaches students to speak, read, and write in Spanish while maintaining a rigorous academic program in English. It is the expectation that students will participate in this program through the sixth grade in order to fully benefit from the approach.
Benefits of a DLI Education
Empowering students to achieve the highest academic, social, and linguistic skills furthering their access to future educational and economic success.
Students are instructed according to the Common Core Content Standards for grade level competencies in all subject areas in both English and Spanish.
Learning a second language stimulates the brain to develop higher level reasoning skills, which transfer to complex critical thinking in math, science, and language arts.
Children who are educated in two languages have stronger self-esteem with more tolerance for, and more interest in, other cultures.
AESD’s DLI program is Celebrating 10 Years of Dual Language Instruction
After a decade of dual language instruction Anaheim Elementary School District’s DLI Academy has grown from just 26 students in 2006 to over 1,000 students and growing in 2016.