AZ DLI Network

Welcome to the AZ Dual Language/

Immersion Network (DLI)

Interested in hosting a visit to your DLI program?

Highlights from Desert Willow Elementary School in Cave Creek Unified School District (January 2020 visit)

WHO is part of the AZ DLI Network?

If you interested in, or are a part of a one-way, two-way or maintenance bilingual program, you are invited to connect with like-minded educators through this network! Everyone in this network shares ONE key concept: ALL AZ children deserve access to programs that promote academics taught in English and a partner language, high levels of proficiency in English and a partner language and a multicultural view of the world.

* Join our email list: Please help update our contact directory to stay connected to the field (please review and leave any edits in RED)

* Add your school: Please add or update your school profile HERE.

Highlights from Sandpiper Elementary School in Paradise Valley Unified School District (October 2019 visit)

Highlights from Davis Bilingual School in Tucson: Spanish Immersion (May 2019 visit)

Highlights from Gilbert Elementary School in Gilbert: Spanish Immersion (October 2018 visit)

Here are the highlights of seven schools visits that occurred our first year 2016-17.

Highlights from Coronado Elementary School in Gilbert, HUSD: Chinese Immersion (December 2017 visit)

This is a grassroots network of dual language and/or world language immersion programs under the AZ Language Association umbrella organization! Do you...

  • meet the criteria to be a dual language/world language immersion program
    • at least 50% of your day is in a partner language to English
    • academic content is taught in the partner language
  • believe that an DLI program should be open to ALL students
  • agree to adhere to the DLI Fidelity Assurances
  • have set performance targets using either:
  • want to connect with other DL/I educators outside of your school or district
  • are willing to share your resources, successes and challenges
  • are able to join one of the network's site visits
  • are on the path to proficiency following the AZ Native & World Language Standards (as well as ACTFL)


Contact network organizers: Cristina Ladas, Director of World Language Programs (CCUSD) or Patty Fernandez, DLI Specialist (MPS), with questions, comments, ideas