Immersion education: an education model in which students learn subject matter (math, science, social studies, and language arts) using an additional language as the vehicle of instruction.
Growth of Immersion Education
Immersion programs in the US have grown 94% from 1981 to 2011. The rise in popularity can be attributed to the proven benefits of an immersion education. Research continues to find more and more benefits which are not only academic but cognitive, creative, and social.
Students who learn in an immersion environment gain more than just an additional language; they are given skills to help them succeed for their rest of their lives.