PROGRAM MODEL

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

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