Be sure to remind the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Leadership Team to refer to the research as they decide which program model they will commit to implementing. (Refer to Module 3: Research and Module 2: Program and Implementation Models, “Dual Language Immersion Program Models”)
- 90:10 Program Model
- According to research, the 90:10 model supports high academic achievement in both languages as well as high levels of biliteracy for all students.
- Literacy development is sequential –first in the target language and then in English for all students.
- 50:50 Program Model
- According to research, the 50:50 model supports high academic achievement in both languages for all students.
- Literacy is developed simultaneously in both languages for all students.
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: Strand 1, Program Structure, Principle 3; Strand 3, Instruction, Principle 1; Strand 6, Family and Community, Principle 3; Strand 7, Support and Resources, Principle 1