DLI Model

How will the classroom setting look?

 

·        50% English instruction

·        50% Spanish instruction

·        Each day evenly divided between two languages

·        50% of students speak English in the home

·        50% of students speak Spanish in the home

·        Two classes per grade level

 

Transition between languages is clear and deliberate to facilitate a true immersion experience. The teacher communicates through visuals, songs, body language, expression, and drama to achieve understanding. Young children are quickly able to understand the new language and speak in words, phrases, and sentences.