Pueblo Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program

What is the Dual Language Immersion Program?

English speaking students spend half of the day learning subjects in Spanish and the other half learning in English. Students are taught the appropriate curriculum for their grade, but will hear the subject matter in Spanish. Both English and Spanish curriculums are in alignment with state testing. Students are provided with ample English instruction in all subjects to prepare for AIMS assessments. By choosing an immersion program, you are challenging and stimulating your child’s cognitive, social and linguistic development, giving them a unique advantage for tomorrow’s world.

25 reasons to Study Foreign Languages

  1. Creates positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.
  2. Improved analytical skills
  3. Business skills + foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in marketplace.
  4. Dealing with another culture enables people to gain more profound understanding of their own culture.
  5. Creativity is increased
  6. Increased communication skills
  7. Easier international travel
  8. Increased development of problem solving
  9. Enhances one’s opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, marketing, etc.
  10. Second language improves skills and grades in math and english SAT and GRE.
  11. 4 out of 5 new jobs created as a result of foreign trade
  12. Competitive edge in career choices
  13. Enhances listening skills and memory
  14. Participates more effectively and responsibly
  15. Improved marketable skills
  16. Offers a sense of the past – culturally & linguistically
  17. Improved vocabulary and knowledge of one’s own language
  18. Teaches and encourages respect for other people
  19. Expands one’s view of the world
  20. Limits the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust and fear
  21. Dual language leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity
  22. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in the American society
  23. Being bilingual is a distinct advantage in global market
  24. Opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science, etc.
  25. Dual language study is simply part of a very basic liberal education: to ‘educate’ is to lead out, lead out of confinement and narrowness and darkness.