Dual Immersion Language Program Models
There are two dominant models: 90:10 and 50:50.
90:10 ModelIn Kindergarten and First grade, 10% of instruction is taught in English, while 90% is taught in the target language. In Second grade, an additional 10% is added to instruction in English. The percentage increases gradually until instruction in both languages meets 50:50 by 5th grade. In 90:10, your child begins reading in target language first and adds English later, in Third grade.
50:50 Model50% of instruction is taught in English, while the other 50% is taught in the target language, and in all grades. In 50:50, your child begins reading in target language first and then adds English, later in 2nd or 3rd grade. Or, your child begins reading in both languages simultaneously.
Sample ScheduleK-8 (90:10 model) broken down by subject area.
**K-6 = Music in Spanish