Dual Language Immersion

Scottsdale Dual Language Immersion Programs

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Scottsdale Unified School District is proud to provide students an opportunity to become multilingual citizens through the Dual Language Immersion programs. Dual Language Immersion (DLI) capitalizes on the human brain’s natural development of language during critical periods. An especially powerful critical period is during early childhood.  Children naturally acquire language through social interactions with meaningful environments.  The DLI program is designed to use the language strengths of two teachers to co-teach curriculum in their target languages. Students spend 50% of their time in English learning reading, writing and content skills such as social studies.  The other 50% of their instructional time is spent learning content such as mathematics and science through target languages such as Spanish or Mandarin.

The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program at Pueblo Elementary targets Spanish and Desert Canyon Elementary School’s DLI program targets Mandarin.  Each school has teacher teams that coordinate instruction so students master the grade level standards while integrating the language arts skills of the target languages.

 

Spanish DLI Pathway

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Pueblo Elementary School
In this enriched educational model, 50% of daily instruction is conducted in Spanish and the other 50% through English.

K-3rd:
Spanish:
Math, Science & Spanish Language Arts 
English: English Language Arts & Social Studies

4th-5th:
Spanish​​​​​​​:
Social Studies, Spanish Language Arts & Science
English: English Language Arts & Math

Elementary School Biliteracy Attainment Award

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Mohave Middle School
Middle school students in the DLI track receive two periods a day in Spanish through immersion methods. The two courses are:
6th: Science and Social Studies
7th/8th: Social Studies and Spanish Language Arts

By the end of 8th grade, Spanish Immersion students have completed the high school Spanish levels I & II. 

DLI students are eligible for the Middle School Biliteracy Attainment Award.

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Saguaro High School
9th:
Spanish III Honors 
(College Dual Enrollment SPA 101/SPA 102)

10th: Spanish IV Honors
(College Dual Enrollment SPA 201/SPA 202)

11th: AP Spanish Language & Culture or 3rd language

12th: Spanish Capstone Course or 3rd language

Seal of Biliteracy on High School Diploma

Mandarin DLI Pathway

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Desert Canyon Elementary School
In this enriched educational model, 50% of daily instruction is conducted in Mandarin and the other 50% through English.

K-3rd:
Mandarin: 
Math, Science & Chinese Language Arts
English: ELA and Social Studies

4th-5th:
Mandarin: Science, Social Studies & Chinese Language Arts
English: ELA and Math

Elementary School Biliteracy Attainment Award

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Desert Canyon Middle School
Immersion courses will be provided in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  Course trajectory to be determined based on performance data as Desert Canyon Elementary students progress through the program.

DLI students are eligible for the Middle School Biliteracy Attainment Award.


 

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Desert Mountain High School
9th: Mandarin III Honors Pre-IB
(College Dual Enrollment - CHI 101, 102)

10th: Mandarin IV Honors / IB Standard Level
(College Dual Enrollment)

11th: AP Mandarin Language and Culture or 3rd language

12th: Mandarin Capstone Course or 3rd language

Seal of Biliteracy on High School Diploma