Kindergarten-Grade 5 Mandarin Dual Language Immersion

Description of Program

Students Served

  • English Learners
  • Bilingual students
  • English proficient students

Language Instruction

Start with 80% instruction in pathway language in K and decrease to 50% by 5th grade.

Pathway Eligibility

Based on DLI research, district will assign an appropriate balance of students who are proficient in the pathway language (2/3 to 1/2) and students who have not demonstrated proficiency in the pathway language (1/3 to 1/2). To demonstrate proficiency, students who indicate a language other than English on the home language survey are assessed in the respective pathway language.


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  • Starr King
  • Jose Ortega

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2022