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    Ashley Kelley
    Principal of Sullivan Language Immersion Academy
    Phone: 707-366-0685

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Dual Immersion

  •  Dual Immersion Program

    The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District is home to the Dual Immersion Program, a program that is academically based where Spanish is used as a vehicle of instruction. The program will provide students with the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural upon completion of the program.

    Teachers use the Common Core State Standards to guide instruction in Language Arts, Mathematics, and all other subjects. It is proven that young children learn a second language more naturally at a young age, which is why the Dual Immersion follows the "90-10" model. In the 90-10 model, English is the language of instruction 10 percent of the time in Kindergarten. The percentage increases annually until both English and Spanish are used equally in the 6th grade.

    Please Note: One language is used for instruction at a given time. For more information about the Dual Immersion Program, please see English Learner Master Plan.






  • Benefits of the Program:

     Children introduced to a foreign language at an early age, have more of a chance of learning it naturally.

     Bi-literate skills allow students more career opportunities.

     The study of a second language helps develop strong thinking and reasoning skills useful in problem-solving. 


    Beneficios del Programa:

     El aprendizaje de lenguajes es más natural para niños.

     El aprendizaje de lenguajes promueve retos al desarrollo mental.

     El aprendizaje de lenguajes preparará al estudiante para la diversidad.

     Ofrece más oportunidades de empleo en el mundo global.

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