Casper Dual Immersion

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DLI in Natrona County video

Check out this video about DLI in Natrona County  VIDEO

Informational document about what is DLI

Power Point presentation   DLI General Information Session

Informational meetings

Please see the Natrona County School District blog for updated informational times and procedures.  If you are interested in having a student participate in DLI, a parent MUST attend an informational meeting!

 

http://natronaschoolsblog.org/2013/11/05/building-the-next-class-of-chinese-language-learners/

DLI Open House Schedule

The district is offering 4 additional Dual Language Immersion Open House/Informational meetings.

Parents/Caregivers will learn more about the DLI framework, where it will be housed, and how to get on the wait list.  The schedule is the following….

Jan. 31st – 7pm
Feb. 7th – 6pm
Feb. 14th – Noon (lunch will be served)
Feb. 21st – 7pm

Just added:  Feb. 28th  – 7pm.

How much would YOU pay for DLI?

Wondering how much a DLI education is worth.  Check this out.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=23233541

Description of a Dual Immersion Program

Dual Immersion is a concept that can mean a few different things depending on the student population.  For us in Casper, it means that 50% of a student’s day would be spent learning in English while the other 50% of the day would be in a second language.  The beauty of this set-up is that once the student gets a grasp of the language (it happens much faster than you think!), then the student begins to learn content in the second language.  Rather than adding one more thing to a student’s already busy day, this model just re-arranges how the day is taught.  Students begin learning THROUGH the second language.

Content areas taught in the second language are usually math, science and civics.  Content areas taught in English are reading, literature and any reviews of the subjects taught in the second language.  The two teachers work closely as a team to ensure that ALL material is being taught and understood.

The two languages that we are primarily interested in are Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish.

Have any questions?  Check out our Q and A section or email us at casperdualimmersion@hotmail.com.

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