• A language immersion school is one in which students spend half the day learning subjects in English and the other half in another language. So far in the United States, immersion schools are available for Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Hawaiian, and Italian.

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  • It's been shown that children who attend language immersion schools score higher on standardized tests than their counterparts. Knowing more than one language prepares children for success in the global marketplace and beyond.

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  • Currently, one in five elementary schools in Utah is language immersion. And states like Delaware, Minnesota, and California ended previous bans that limited foreign-language classes. Clearly, the restraints did more harm than good in preparing children for the future.

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  • There are four types of language immersion programs to choose from, so you can find the one that's perfect for your child. Full, partial, double, and dual programs are available—click through to get more information on what differentiates each.

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  • Language immersion schools not only teach other languages but also educate about other cultures. Our society is a large melting pot of people from every background, so this is necessary for cultural awareness and acceptance. Parents are recognizing the need for their children to understand that we are all different and special in our own ways.

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  • As our global economy grows, it will become necessary for everyone to speak another language or be left behind. Language immersion schools are preparing our children for the future and are the next important focus in education. Be on the lookout for one in your city—they are already in high demand!

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