About Bard's Dual Immersion Program
over 2 years ago
Did you know...
Richard Bard Elementary School has one of the longest running dual immersion schools in Ventura County.
Our first cohort began in 2005, and many of those students are attending Hueneme High School where they are enrolled in advanced Spanish classes.
Bard School offers a Two-Way Immersion 50:50 model where the students receive instruction in English for 50% of the time and in Spanish for 50% of the time. All students have two teachers and two classrooms, one in English and one in español.
Guiding Principles of Richard Bard Elementary School's Two-Way Immersion Program
1. Students will become bilingual and biliterate in English and in Spanish.
2. Students will attain academic success in both languages, meeting or exceeding the California Common Core State Standards.
3. Students will gain a cultural understanding of both language cultures.
- California Department of Education FAQ
- Reseach Findings from the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquistion
- June 2015 Study from Rice University: Benefits of Two-Way, Dual-Language Education
- Dual Language: Questions and Answers
- The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All
- The Multiple Benefits of Dual Language
- 5 Reasons to Love Dual Immersion
- What Does the Research Say about Dual Language Programs?
- Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary "Current Research on TWI" 2007