Dual Language Immersion Programs
Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) offers a Dual Language Immersion Program. DLI is a form of education where students are taught literacy and content in two languages (Spanish and English). Dual Language Immersion Programs promote bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement and multicultural awareness for all students.
The goals of the program are:
- Bilingualism/Biliteracy - Students will develop high levels of proficiency in their primary language and second language
- Grade-Level Academic Achievement - High quality instruction, rigorous curriculum in Spanish and English and high expectations for academic achievement
- Sociocultural Competence - Value cultures, languages, and diversity
The Dual Language Immersion program goals are directly aligned to the district’s goal of meeting the expectations outlined in California Department of Education’s Global California 2030 Report, 2018 which highlights our state as a leader in global culture. This report promotes utilizing our state’s rich linguistic resources to increase the number of students who graduate proficient in two or more languages and attain the state’s Seal of Biliteracy.
Dual Language Immersion blends two language education models: An immersion program for English only speakers and a bilingual maintenance model for English learners. Students from two language groups attend classes together, learning from one another and supporting each other's second language acquisition. Both groups of students develop linguistic and academic competence in two languages; their native language and one more. Schools in our district currently offering this program are:
What is Dual Immersion?
¿Qué es la inmersión dual?
Enrollment Process | Proceso de Inscripción
Parent Information Night | Noche de Información para Padres
For more information, please contact the Student Learning Department at 760-883-2703, ext. 4805025