Dual Language Immersion Program
We are pleased to offer the Dual Language Immersion Program at Capri Elementary School. The Dual Language Immersion Program is a challenging and rigorous academic program in which Spanish is used as the primary language of instruction. We believe that through participation in this program, our students will become bilingual and bi-literate by the end of sixth grade and be better prepared to be contributing citizens in our global society.
According to research at Harvard, UCLA, and in Canada, immersion students gain more mental flexibility, better vocabularies, and have a greater capacity for abstract thought. Additional research indicates that students in immersion programs, whether tested in their native language or second language, consistently score equal to or better than students in English only classes. We are truly excited to offer this opportunity to the children of the Encinitas Union School District.
We agree with former U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, who stated: "Proficiency in English and one other language is something that we need to encourage among young people. Our nation can only grow stronger if all of our children grow up learning two languages. Our global economy demands it; our children deserve it."
We welcome the opportunity to share our program with you. Please contact our school office at (760) 944-4360 to find out about our parent meeting and/or tours of the school.