Immersion Programs in St. Paul Public Schools
The goal of the Dual Language/Immersion Programs is for students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. The first language immersion program in St. Paul began in:
These programs take advantage of the natural talent of young children to learn languages, benefitting the student in ways beyond the gift of acquiring a second or third language. Any student may enroll in these programs. However, in one-way programs students must have grade level language proficiency to enter after 2nd grade.
One-way immersion programs were established for students proficient in English whose families wanted them to learn another language.
Two-way dual language programs serve students of both English learner & partner language groups in the same classroom. Both languages are used for academic instruction.