Dual Language Immersion
Five elementary schools in Dalton offer dual language immersion classrooms for students. In these classrooms, students spend half of their day learning in English and the other half learning in another language. Student learn their regular academic content in both English and their target language, either Spanish or German.
Dual language immersion is a comprehensive educational experience that provides students with literacy skills in two languages.
Benefits of Dual Language Immersion
- Students in dual language immersion classes are ahead of their peers in language arts, reading and English by the time they reach the fifth grade.
- Studies show students also score higher on standardized tests and show increased flexibility, problem solving ability and organization.
- Most dual language students gain approximately 2 months per year compared to non-dual language classes, so that fifth graders enter sixth grade performing as seventh graders.
- Students gain the ability to speak, read and write in two languages.
How Do I Enroll in a Dual Language Immersion Program?
If you are interested in enrolling your pre-k student in a dual language immersion program, please contact our enrollment center for more information at 706-876-4000, then select option 2 for enrollment.
While it is preferable for students to join the dual language immersion program in pre-kindergarten, students are able to join in the later grades. If as student is native in the second language, they can join the program at any time. If they are not fluent in the second language, they can join in the second grade at the latest.