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Enroll Today: Elementary Dual Immersion Programs
Posted 2/25/20

Hello! Hola! Ni hao! Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers Spanish and Mandarin Dual Immersion Programs to prepare the next generation of bilingual and biliterate global citizens. The Mandarin Immersion at College Park Elementary and Spanish Immersion at Whittier Elementary go beyond a traditional language class, these programs include everything a traditional English-only class offers, but in both languages.  

There are multiple educational and career benefits that multilingual students accrue, including:

  • Academic Achievement: Students attain high levels of academic achievement in both languages due to increased cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities.

  • Bilingualism & Biliteracy: Students acquire strategic thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in both languages.

  • Sociocultural Competence: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

Enrollment for 2020-2021 incoming kindergarteners is open. Interested families should complete the online Dual Immersion Program application available on the Dual Immersion website.

Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2020, notifying them if their child was accepted or the waitlist number their child received. Please visit the Dual Immersion Frequently Asked Questions for more information, or visit the Dual Immersion website.