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Two Way Immersion Spanish Program (TWI)

TWI (Two Way Immersion) Program

Two Way Immersion programs provide literacy and content instruction in two languages (English/Spanish) and integrates native English speakers with native Spanish speakers.

TWI programs differ from traditional foreign language programs in the instructional focus:

  • Traditional programs focus on learning the language as a subject.

  • TWO programs focus on learning content through the language.

What does research say about Two-Way Immersion Programs?

There are multiple benefits for acquiring a second language during the first years of school. Some of the benefits of learning a second language include:

  • The study of foreign language has shown an increase in the skills of listening and memory. Also it provides improved understanding of one's first language.

  • Students who reach advanced levels of competitions in second languages often experience cognitive and linguistic benefits compared with monolingual students.

  • Learners of foreign languages exceed the control groups in the major subjects on standardized exams.

Parent Reviews of the Program:

"This program is fabulous! Our child is learning so much, both in English and Spanish It is amazing how fast they learn!"

"This program is awesome! The opportunities that will be open to these children as they get older is wonderful!"

"This is a positive program with positive people involved in ti. My child's confidence has increased. She likes to show family members what she can say in Spanish. She is starting to speak in both languages at home which is fun to hear."

"My child loves the program, she was nervous at first, but now she would not go back to an English only class. She has become more confident."

 

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