Benefits of learning another language
Research shows that students benefit academically from the study of a second language and gain positive attitudes about other cultures and languages. Read more about these studies on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) website:
Our Partial One-Way Immersion Program
Chugiak immersion students receive instruction in both English and Spanish for half a day beginning in kindergarten. Math and English Language Arts instruction takes place in the English classroom, while students learn Science, Social Studies, and Spanish Language Arts in the Spanish classroom.
More Information About Language Immersion
This chapter by Tara Williams Fortune describes important findings regarding both advantages and disadvantages of immersion education.
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) responds to Frequently Asked Questions about immersion education.
Interested in reading more about one-way immersion education? This bibliography provides a useful list of resources.