Pathway to Biliteracy
Two-way immersion education has been in existence in the United States for nearly 40 years, but its growth in popularity is a more recent phenomenon. The number of schools participating in TWI programs has been on the rise for the past 15 years with over 300 schools nationwide and almost 200 in California. The majority of these programs are Spanish/English programs in public elementary schools. Moreover, this immersion program is modeled off of the Canadian French-English Immersion Model which has an even longer history.
Goals of Two-Way Immersion
Students Will Develop High Levels of Proficiency in Their First Language
All Students Will Develop High Levels of Proficiency in a Second Language
Academic Performance for Both Groups of Students Will Be at or Above Grade Level
All Students Will Demonstrate Positive Cross-Cultural Attitudes and Behaviors