Dr. Katheryn Lindholm-Leary, one of the country’s leading experts on dual immersion programs defines them as:
"[In dual immersion programs] English-dominant and target-language-dominant students are purposefully integrated with the goals of developing bilingual skills, academic excellence, and positive cross-cultural and personal competency attitudes for both groups of students." (Lindholm-Leary, 2001 pg. 30)
In dual immersion programs, students learn content through both their native language and the target language. Simultaneous translation is never used.
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TCSD Dual Language Immersion Program In the News
Jackson Hole News and Guide: Dual Immersion Reaches High School, September 27, 2017