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Dual Language Immersion Model

                                                                         Jamie Leite                              Leo Valladares
                                          Brandee Mau                                          Jamie Leite                                     Leo Valladares
                                          DLI Director                                        DLI Director                                  DLI Coordinator

2017-2018 online application is currently available 


Dual Language Immersion Program Information

 Thank you for your interest in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program. We are excited to be part of the Utah DLI model and are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to Tooele County School District families and students. Tooele County School District is the only district in the state to not only offer all Utah DLI languages, but also to offer parent choice in a DLI program for their child.
What is Dual Language Immersion?

The Utah Dual Language Immersion program began in 2008 under former Governor Jon Huntsman with the approval from the state legislature. In 2010, Governor Herbert pushed for implementing 100 DLI programs throughout the state by 2015. This goal was met in 2013! The Utah DLI program serves as a model for other states seeking to start their own DLI programs, such Delaware and Wyoming.

 DLI is a way that students learn academic content while learning another language at the same time. Utah uses a 50/50 model where elementary level students spend half their instructional time in English and the other half of the time in the target language. DLI ensures that your child will be learning Utah Core Content and will become bilingual and biliterate in a second language and English.
Tooele County School District Dual Language Immersion Schools
(Additional programs may be added if there is enough interest shown.) 
Anna Smith Elementary Spanish 2 Way
Grantsville Elementary French
Sterling Elementary Portuguese STEM
Middle Canyon Spanish
Northlake Elementary Mandarin Chinese
Overlake Russian STEM
Rose Springs Portuguese STEM
West Elementary German STEM  

For more information about Dual Language Immersion,
Please go to OR contact the TCSD DLI Director Brandee Mau at (435) 833-1900.