Emerson has the unique opportunity to house the Extended Learning Porgram (ELP) Interantion Pathways (IP). The IP program is is a Spanish two-way immersion program that focuses on students that show high academic abilities.
Two-way Immersion provides two language groups (English and Spanish) with an opportunity to become bilingual and biliterate. Research shows that it takes 7-10 years in order to acquire proficiency in an additional language. The student’s first language is used to support the acquisition of their second; students learn to read, write and speak both languages. By using both languages equally, students stand strong, appreciating and bridging cultures while achieving academic success. Becoming proficient in both languages is recognized as a significant intellectual and cultural achievement which prepares students to be powerful contributors in our global society.
The purpose of the proposed Two-way Immersion ELP Program is:
• Instructional Schedule—50% in English and 50% in Spanish
• Specialized curriculum and instruction for advanced learners
You should consider your child for this program if several or most of the following describe him/her: