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.
"I am so proud of the way Tooele County School District has implemented and embraced the DLI Program. The impetus for adding the program in the district was to really focus on opportunity for every child. We wanted to create not only an atmosphere of learning (and learning a language), but of broadening the awareness of the world for our students, creating cultural sensitivity, and creating vast future opportunities for learning and eventually employment. We added five languages at once, not knowing any different and added Russian a few years later. This has provided every student who is interested an opportunity to learn a language. We brought the world to Tooele, Utah!" -Board of Education Member Maresa Manzione 2011-2020
What is Dual Language Immersion?
The Utah DLI program began in 2008 under former Governor Huntsman with the approval from the state legislature. In 2010, Governor Herbert pushed for implementing 100 DLI programs throughout the state by 2015, the goal was met in 2013! The Utah DLI program serves as a model for other states seeking to start their own DLI programs, such as Delaware and Wyoming.
DLI is a way students learn academic content while learning another language at the same time. Utah uses a 50/50 model, in which 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 become bilingual and biliterate in a second language and English.
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