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Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program

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The San Gabriel Unified School District is proud to offer a Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program that strives to maintain a 1:1 ratio of English speakers to target language learners. Students receive instruction aligned with state academic standards appropriate to their age and stage of linguistic and cultural proficiency. The program is designed to help students gain knowledge about language systems, develop a cultural understanding, and use that knowledge to communicate.

SGUSD Offers Dual Language Immersion Programs at these school sites:

  • Mandarin Dual Immersion Program K - 3 at Wilson Elementary
  • Spanish Dual Immersion Program K - 5 at McKinley Elementary
  • Spanish Dual Immersion Program Grade 6-8 at Jefferson Middle School
One of the best ways to provide students the 21st-century skills they need to be college and career-ready is to give them the gift of languages. Students in dual language immersion programs develop as bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural learners who thrive academically. Knowing other languages and understanding other cultures give students the ability to maintain their sense of wonder and curiosity, to cultivate their emotional intelligence, and helps to prepare them to participate as productive citizens in a global society.
Advantages of a Bilingual Program