“Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language.”
(National Standard in Foreign Language Education Project 1999, p.7)
- Why is it important to offer Immersion education?
- Will learning two languages confuse a child or slow academic progress?
- Why is it better for my child to learn a language in elementary school?
- Will the students learn the same things as the students in the regular English program?
- What is the role of native speakers in the Grand Rapids Christian Schools immersion program?
- Is any English used in the Spanish classroom?
- How will the immersion students interact with the traditional classroom students?
- What if no one at home speaks Spanish?
- What about the first days in an immersion model?
- How will learning everything in a second language affect my child's English language and literacy development?
- Is it harder for a child to acquire two languages at once?
- Is transportation provided?
- How can I learn more about the Spanish Immersion Program?
- How do I enroll my child?