"Why Immersion Education is the Best Way to Prepare Your Child for Academic Achievement & Global Citizenship"
Immersion education is a methodology that teaches major subjects like language arts and literacy, math, science, and social studies, in 2 languages—a target language (or second language) and English—enabling children to become bilingual and biliterate while learning state mandated core curriculum.
Beginning with the French-Canadian models in the early 1960s, immersion education has recently experienced significant growth in the U.S. in response to studies showing its many benefits for students of all socio-economic backgrounds.
For a school to be considered an immersion program, at least 50% of instructional time must be spent in the target language. . . . .