Total Immersion and Partial Immersion Programs Resources - Resources for your Spanish Classroom
Begin your research with an Internet search on Immersion Programs and you will have many resources to review as you plan your program. Below are a few resources to start your research. You will need at least one year to plan and design your program. As part of your research, plan to visit schools that have immersion programs in place. Observing an immersion classroom in action can provide more information than all of the material that you research. ¡Buena Suerte!
ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - http://www.actfl.org/
CARLA – Center for Advanced Research in Language Education
CAL – Center for Applied Linguistics - http://www.cal.org/
Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U. S. Schools - http://webapp.cal.org/Immersion/
Dual Language Education of New Mexico - http://www.dlenm.org/archive/2007/dlenm/index.html
Global Village Academics
NNELL – National Network for Early Language Learning - http://nnell.org/
SCHOOL DISTRICTS/STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION (examples of immersion programs):
Alamo Heights Independent School District – San Antonio, TX
Jordan School District in Utah
Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland - http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/admissions/immersion.aspx
School District of Osceola County Florida
Utah State Office of Education - http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/dualimmersion/
Ysleta Independent School District – El Paso, TX (Alicia Chacón International School)
The Alicia Chacón International School: Portrait of an Exemplary Two-Way Immersion Program by Elizabeth R. Howard - http://www.ejeacademies.org/ourpages/auto/2010/9/8/48567192/Chacon%20International%20School-2%20Way%20Immersion%20Program.pdf
5 Key Elements of Successful Language Immersion Programs by Sylvia Cochran
What Research Tells Us About Immersion by Tara Williams Fortune
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Instructional Specialist, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX. (Retired)
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