Lincoln's Dual Immersion Program

Lincoln's Dual Language Program
Spanish and English


Lincoln instituted the K-6 dual language program in 2011.  In addition, a full 100% Spanish Immersion preschool is offered to three to five year-old children (no Spanish background is required).
  
The Dual Immersion Program at Lincoln integrates native English speakers and native Spanish speakers for the entire school day, with the goals of promoting high academic achievement, first and second language development, and cross-cultural understanding for all students.

Dual Immersion programs blend two language education models: an immersion program for English-only speakers and a bilingual maintenance model for English learners. Students from the two language groups attend class together, learning from one another and supporting each other's second language acquisition. Both groups of students develop linguistic and academic competence in two languages: their native language and one more.

Bilingualism not only enhances cognitive development, it also increases multicultural understanding and expands educational and professional prospects. Whether students choose to engage in global opportunities or contribute to their own communities closer to home, all benefit from the bilingualism, bi-literacy and expanded multicultural perspectives that dual language programs provide.

Lincoln has a k-6 grade immersion program, with entry into the program in kindergarten or first grade only.  Parents must be willing to commit to the duration of the program (six-seven years) in order to be eligible for enrollment.  Lincoln's Dual Immersion Program will follow the 90/10 model in the first two grades (90% Spanish and 10% English) and incrementally increase the amount of English to 50/50 in the upper grades.'

Families interested in touring Lincoln Elementary classrooms may visit the first Wednesday of every month between the hours of 9am-11am (adults only please).  All visitors must sign in at the front office.

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