Introduction to the DLI Classroom
In Georgia dual language programs, the students spend at least half of their school day in the target language and the other half-day in English. Immersion students are taught Math, Science, Literacy and sometimes Social Studies in the target language. They are taught English Language Arts, Reading, and usually Specials in English. DLI students develop the ability to read, write, and communicate in their first and second languages, which prepares them for full participation in today’s interconnected and increasingly competitive global context.
To learn more about Dual Language Immersion and take a peek inside a DLI Kindergarten classroom, watch the following video made by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Aquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota.
Peeking inside a DLI Classroom
If you are interested in DLI immersion programs, please explore the resources below. Regarding DLI immersion programs in GA, the first portal highlights the current information on Georgia’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Initiative. Provided through Annenburg Learner, the next portal highlights an example of French dual language immersion instruction in Kindergarten.