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What is Immersion?

Language immersion is an educational model in which students learn core curriculum in a second language, as well as in English.



The advantages that immersion students have over monolingual students are well based in research: advanced cognitive skills, higher second language proficiency, and superior social skills and emotional intelligence.


Growth of Immersion Education in the US


Immersion programs in the US have grown 94% from 1981 to 2011. This rise in popularity can be attributed to the proven benefits of immersion education. Research continues to discover more and more benefits which are not only academic but cognitive, creative, and social. Students who learn in an immersion environment gain more than just an additional language, they are given skills to help them succeed for their rest of their lives.


Charting the growth of Immersion Education in the United States