Spanish immersion programs Chile

Spanish immersion programs Chile

Before getting into Spanish immersion programs, we have to know what is an immersion program? What is this all about? Is it helpful or not? Let’s find out.

Immersion program is also known as the language immersion, which means it is a method of teaching a second language. The second language is chosen by the learner. In this method,  usually a learner leans normal subjects like math, science, and other subjects. The main mission of this method is to teach them about bilingualism. They used to learn the second language proficiency along with their first language. This immersion program had been introduced in United States in 1971 to grow the fondness of foreign language in all countries along with their native language.

Immersion program has been divided into two parts. One is total immersion and the other one is partial immersion.

Total Immersion Program:

In total immersion programs, all low grade subjects are considered as the target language. In upper elementary graded the instructions in English increases to 20% to 50%. These type of immersion programs have been included in middle and high school education.

Partial Immersion Program:

In partial immersion programs, around 50% of instructions has been provided to the target language. Initial priority has been given either the target language, or English language or both languages. This program is also being taught is both middle and high school education.

Spanish Immersion Program:

Spanish immersion program is one of the most important and popular program around the world. The main mission of this immersion program is to develop student’s proficiency in both first and second language. This dual language program helps to development the bilingualism and biliteracy of foreign language. It also helps in academic achievements and multicultural awareness of the students.

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Planning of Spanish immersion program:

In Spanish immersion programs, two languages have the instructions subject areas. This model or program varies according to the institutions.

Grade
Time
Spanish instruction
Subject areas
English instruction
Subject areas
First 100% Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science
Second 100% Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science
Third 90%
(30-45 minutes of English instruction)
Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science
Language Arts
Forth 80%
(45-60 minutes of English instruction)
Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science
Language Arts
Fifth 80%
(45-60 minutes of English instruction)
Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science
Language Arts

 

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