Coronado Elementary:


Dual Language Immersion

Coronado's Mandarin DLI Program

At Coronado, our Dual Language Immersion program follows the 50/50 model. This means that each day students will spend 50% of their day learning with a highly qualified English teacher and the other 50% learning with our highly qualified Mandarin teacher. Students learn content in both languages such as math, social studies, and science. Our students also participate in our specials offerings of art, P.E., music, and library.

We have two DLI sections per grade level with a maximum of 25 students per section.

A Quote from Principal Jeff Armstrong:

“ Learning a language early is a skill that will open the doors for students they do not even realize exist. Students who begin to learn a second language at an early age, will receive the benefits of increased academic achievement, will become bilingual and biliterate, as well as develop cross/socio-culture competence of the language they are learning. According to ACTFL, 9 of 10 employers will rely on employees with language skills other than English and 56% state language demand will increase over the next five years. The experience students receive through learning a second language will make them more marketable as they advance into today’s workforce. We are proud to offer this opportunity to our students at such an early stage in their lives!”

Program Standards & Curriculum:

Coronado's Mandarin Teachers teach AZ World Language Standards using the ACTFL and AZ State Content Standards with our curriculum. As well as the new Arizona State Standards for College and Career Readiness and State and District assessments the standard classes use as well as the ACTFL standards in the program for the Mandarin component. McGraw Hill is the math curriculum and HMH is the ela curriculum used at Coronado.

Mandarin Dual Language Pathway

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Entrance Requirements:

  • Enrollment is first come, first serve.

  • Priority Tier Enrollment for:

    1. Cooley ECDC DLI students

    2. Siblings of current DLI students

    3. Coronado staff

Program Placement:

  • K-1 is open placement. No language experience in Mandarin necessary.

    • Review of academic records for new 1st grade students to determine if placement is appropriate.

  • 2nd Grade & higher will take a placement assessment to determine if placement is appropriate.

Registration & Open Enrollment:

Link to Registration

Link to Open Enrollment

Campus Tours:

To schedule an appointment, please call the front office at (480) 279-6900.

Higley Unified School District Dual Language Immersion Programs

For extensive information about the Dual Language Program at HUSD:

  • What is DLI?

  • Why DLI?

  • Language Proficiency

  • Glossary of DLI Terms

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What languages and locations HUSD offers DLI

  • The Mission & Vision of our DLI Program

Visit the DLI Website by clicking: LINK to DLI Website

We Are One! One Staff, One School, One Community!

Rebecca Rodriquez

480. 279.7092

Instructional Coach: Dual Language Immersion/World Language