Childhood is the ideal time to learn a new language and the best time for most people to acquire complete fluency, flawless pronunciation, and a natural ease of expression.
WHAT IS A TWO-WAY IMMERSION PROGRAM?
This program offers Chico youngsters at the elementary level the unique and exciting opportunity of learning to read, write and communicate naturally in two languages: Spanish and English. Within six years, students acquire the priceless gift of dual language fluency.
Chico Unified School District's Two-Way Immersion Program groups native Spanish speakers with native English speakers in the same classroom. Ideally, one-half of the students are Spanish speakers and one-half are English speakers. Positive interaction between groups ensures that our students learn from each other. As friendships build, children become excited about working and playing in two languages.
Emphasis on learning academic subjects through Spanish language instruction in the early grades allows English-speakers to have maximum exposure to Spanish. Spanish speakers have the opportunity to build a strong base in their first language, enabling them to be more successful as they begin to acquire English.
WHAT DOES TWO-WAY IMMERSION EDUCATION PROVIDE?
Two-Way language students…