• ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

    Summer Spanish DLI Bridge Program (Entering Grades 1-6)

    • Students entering grades 1-5, available online June 1st to July 8th.
    • Access to an online Canvas course.
    • Zoom sessions with a Spanish DLI teacher
    • Listening comprehension practice with videos, songs and more.
    • Readings at multiple levels with audio and interactive activities with authentic feedback
    • Fun and meaningful writing practice with feedback from the teacher
    • Students use the language in real-life interactions on Zoom, Flip grid, and Padlet.
    • Divided into fun weekly modules
    • Students may complete the activities at their own pace within the summer school window (with live zoom sessions).
    • Please keep your Ipad for this summer program.
    • Pick up your Anthologies text book at Heber Valley Elementary on May 28th.

     

    To register:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-cZCidc61U6Mwp9NLrecUp59X12X1qlBpa9RA3TPS7dUMDFGNk5VV01IMVUyUVpURFpSN0hVRjhEUi4u

    After registering, your student will see the course in their Canvas "Dashboard"

     


    El programa virtual en español durante el verano (Entrando Grados 1-6)

     

    • Para los estudiantes entrando en los grados 1-5, disponible en línea desde el 1 de junio hasta el 8 de julio
    • Acceso al curso por Canvas en línea
    • Sesiones de Zoom con un maestro
    • Interacción con otros estudiantes que hablan español
    • Práctica auditiva del idioma con videos, canciones y cantos
    • Lecturas disponibles en varios niveles con audio y actividades interactivas en donde los estudiantes reciben retroalimentación.
    • Práctica de escritura con actividades divertidas y relevantes.
    • Módulos divididos para facilitar su seguimiento.
    • Los estudiantes participan a su propio ritmo (menos las sesiones de Zoom).

     

    Para registrarse:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-cZCidc61U6Mwp9NLrecUp59X12X1qlBpa9RA3TPS7dUMDFGNk5VV01IMVUyUVpURFpSN0hVRjhEUi4u

     

    Después de registrarse, su estudiante verá el curso en si “Dashboard” de Canvas.

     

     

     

  • SECONDARY STUDENTS

    Summer Spanish Digital Bridge Program (Entering Grades 7-8)

    • Students entering grades 7-8, available online June 1st to July 8rd.
    • Access to an online Canvas course. After signing up, you will receive an invitation to the CANVAS course in your student’s email and the course will appear on your students’ Canvas Dashboard.
    • Course based on trending AP Topics.
    • Listening comprehension practice with videos, songs and more.
    • Readings at multiple levels with audio and interactive activities with authentic feedback
    • Fun and meaningful writing practice with feedback from the teacher
    • Students use the language in real-life interactions on Zoom, Flip grid, Linguafolio, and Padlet.
    • Divided into fun modules
    • Students may complete the activities at their own pace within the summer school window and attend live zoom sessions with other students and the teacher.
    • There will be prizes for those who complete the course
    • Please keep your Ipad for this summer course.

     

    To register:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-cZCidc61U6Mwp9NLrecUp59X12X1qlBpa9RA3TPS7dUMVhPQVlLSU5PSklEVkxQRkU3R1AxTDk4My4u

     
     After registering, your student will see the course in their Canvas "Dashboard"

     
    Curso De Verano Digital en Español  
     
    • Para estudiantes entrando de 7 a 8 grado, del 1 de junio a 8 de julio, totalmente en línea. 
    • Plataforma digital CANVAS, después de inscribirse, recibirán una invitación para CANVAS en el email del estudiante, también el curso aparecerá en su “dashboard” de Canvas. 
    • El curso se basa en temas actuales AP. 
    • Comprensión y practica auditiva con canciones, videos y más. 
    • Lecturas interactivas niveladas con retroalimentación auténtica.   
    • Actividades de escritura divertidas. 
    • Practica de lenguaje en escenarios reales como ZoomFlipgridLinguafolio, and Padlet 
    • Dividido en modulos divertidos 
    • Los estudiantes podrán completar su curso a su paso. 
    • Habrá premios para los que terminen todo el curso.  

    egistrarse: 

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-cZCidc61U6Mwp9NLrecUp59X12X1qlBpa9RA3TPS7dUMVhPQVlLSU5PSklEVkxQRkU3R1AxTDk4My4u 

    Después de registrarse, su estudiante verá el curso en su “dashboard” de Canvas. 

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What Is dual language immersion?

    Dual language immersion provides a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Students receive math, science, and social studies instruction in a target language, such as Spanish, Chinese, French, German or Portuguese. The teaching strategies used support students in learning the concepts and skills for the subject area and develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another target language. 

    The goals are for the students to reach high levels of target language proficiency and develop cultural competency while attaining academic achievement that is at or above their grade level.

     

    Who can participate?

    The dual language immersion program seeks to enroll students of varying backgrounds and all ability levels. All students are capable of acquiring another language. Applications are open to all students entering kindergarten and first grade.  Typically, students who do not speak the target language will not be placed in the program after 2nd grade unless otherwise approved through an examination process.

     

    How do I apply for a dual language immersion program?

    Individual schools and districts enroll students in dual language immersion according to their own policies and procedures. Please go to this page to apply.  

     

    Is dual language immersion a gifted/high ability program? 

    Dual language immersion is a general education program, not a gifted or high ability program. Research has shown that the dual language immersion program is an effective educational option for children from diverse backgrounds and all ability levels.  

     

    How is instructional time distributed between English and the target language?

    The student’s daily instruction will be divided half in English and half in the target language (Spanish). 

     

    How will parents help with homework in the target language?

    Only tasks that the student could complete independently will be assigned as homework in the target language. This is best practice for all homework assignments regardless of the language. Parents are still encouraged to read daily in English to their student. 

     

    Can siblings be in the program?

    In the Wasatch County School District, siblings of students in the dual immersion program are given priority when it comes to enrollment.

     

    Can parents/guardians volunteer in a dual language immersion classroom?

    Parents/guardians will be encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and familiarize themselves with the target language. However, only the target language is spoken in the classroom. 

     

    Will my student be expected to participate in the dual language immersion program through high school?

    IMPORTANT:  In order to fully benefit from the dual language immersion program, we expect that students will commit to the program through high school. 

     

    Why are Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Portuguese the Dual Language Immersion target languages?

    Utah political and educational stakeholders identified French, Chinese, Spanish, German, and Portuguese as the languages critical to Utah’s future economic development.  

     

     

    Contacts: 

    Eric Campbell, Curriculum Director, eric.campbell@wasatch.edu

    Ellie Gallagher, Dual Immersion Specialist, elizabeth.gallagher@wasatch.edu