MCSD SPANISH DUAL IMMERSION LANGUAGE PROGRAM (DLI)

For additional information, please contact
Scott Bushnell, Assistant Superintendent
801-264-7400, Ext. 5020
Heather Nicholas, Principal Horizon Elementary School
801-264-7420, Ext. 5765

PROVEN BENEFITS:

  • Second Language Skills: Students achieve high proficiency in the immersion language.
  • Improved Performance on Standardized Tests: Immersion students perform as well as or better than non-immersion students on standardized tests of English and math when administered in English.
  • Enhanced Cognitive Skills: Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of their primary language.
  • Increased Cultural Sensitivity: Immersion students are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.
  • Long Term Benefits: Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.

Elementary School
Heather Nicholas, Principal Horizon Elementary School
801-264-7420, Ext. 5765

Dual Language Immersion instruction is divided between two high quality creative classrooms:

  1. One English
  2. One in the Second Language (Spanish in MCSD)

The Utah Dual Language Immersion Program uses a fifty-fifty model, in which students spend half of their school day in the target language and the other half-day in English

Junior High School
Jim Bouwman, Principal Riverview Junior High School
801-264-7446

The Utah Dual Language Immersion Program offers two courses in grades seven through nine: one content course in the target language and a second course in advanced language study. Participating students are expected to enroll in Advanced Placement language coursework and complete the AP exam in the ninth grade.

High School
Scott Wihongi, Principal Murray High School
801-264-7460

Utah’s DLI Bridge Program offers an advanced language pathway for high school students who have passed the AP Language and Culture exam. Students have the opportunity to complete one to three Bridge courses while in high school earning both high school and university credit. A student who completes three Bridge courses will graduate from high school with nine upper division college credits that count towards a major or minor in the language of study.

2018-2019 SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION MEETINGS

  • PARENT MEETINGS for Kindergarten/Incoming 1st Grade Students
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM; MCSD District Offices
  • PARENT MEETINGS for the Parents/Guardians of current *6th and **9th Grade DLI Students Parents/guardians of DLI students at all grade levels are welcome to attend.
    TBD
  • *6th GRADE DLI MEETING
    TBD
    Riverview Junior High School, 751 Tripp Lane, Murray, Utah 84123
  • **9th GRADE DLI MEETING
    TBD

    Murray High School, 5440 South State Street, Murray, Utah 84107

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