Orchard Spanish Dual Immersion Information

Why Spanish?

  • Spanish opens the doors to many domestic and international career opportunities.
  • Sophisticated professions such as those in medicine, international distribution, the oil and gas industry, power generation, luxury goods, aviation and other transportation technologies encompass extensive Spanish-speaking networks.
  • Knowledge of the Spanish language is also an asset in the fields of literature, the fine arts, gastronomy, cinema, law, and business. Scores of major international businesses and organizations, as well as American companies, regularly recruit candidates who speak Spanish.
  • Students who learn Spanish perform better on standardized tests since more than 50% of modern-day English words trace their origins to Spanish.  This means that Spanish has a relatively quick learning curve, which boosts a student’s confidence.

 

Application Process

  • The application window opens December 16, 2020. Those interested in applying for Dual Language Immersion may fill out the application online.
  • Visit the parent information online presentation. Here is a generic presentation about the Dual Language Immersion programs in Alpine School District.
  • Applications must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. on January 31, 2021.
  • The lottery will be held on February 5, 2021.
  • Notification of acceptance letters will be mailed out no later than February 10, 2021.
  • If your child is accepted, you will be given a Parent Commitment form. Commitment forms must be turned in by Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Your child’s enrollment is not final until the form is received.

2020 Dual Language Immersion Application Process for Current Kindergarten Students

Alpine School District Dual Immersion

Spanish DLI Parent Information 2019

 

Other Spanish Immersion Links

American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages

Utah State Office of Education – Dual Immersion – Home Page

Utah State Office of Education – Spanish Immersion Pamphlet

Experience It!

 

 

face-spanish