DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
"Well-implemented two-way immersion programs are among the most impressive forms of education available in the United States."
The Education Alliance, Brown University
Center for Applied Linguistics
DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
About the Program
In its strategic goals, Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) promotes the preparation of students for full participation and success in a global society that is multilingual and multicultural.
The OUSD multi-site Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program nurtures a vibrant K-12 learning community in which students from diverse backgrounds speak, read and write in Spanish and English and participate in multicultural studies and experiences as part of their education. Highly qualified teachers use a curriculum based on state standards. Students acquire biliteracy, exemplifying language and academic proficiency.
Students enter the program in Kindergarten and can continue through 8th grade and follow a pathway in high school. In high school, they will have opportunities to expand their skills or learn a third language. At graduation, students can earn the State Seal of Biliteracy on their HS diploma.
I Am Interested!
If your child is entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021 and you would like him/her to be part of this program, please fill out a few questions. An OUSD staff member will get in touch with you about the next steps for enrollment. Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Interest List form
TWBI Master Plan
OUSD´s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Master Plan guides the development of the program and a K-12 pathway that affords students the opportunity to develop literacy in two languages.
As with any other District program, actions taken through the implementation of this plan that have significant fiscal impact on the general fund shall be considered by the Board of Directors and the Superintendent for development and approval.
90/10 Immersion Model K-5
Kinder and 1st grade: 90% of instruction is in Spanish, 10% of instruction is in English
2nd gr.: 80% in Spanish
3rd gr.: 70% in Spanish
4th gr.: 60% in Spanish
5th gr.: 50% in Spanish, 50% in English
The program includes fairly equal numbers of English speakers and English language learners (native speakers of Spanish). Two-way immersion is a unique kind of language education because it involves two languages used for instruction and two groups of students. The programs are integrated.
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4575 Douglas Dr.
San Luis Rey Elementary
3535 Hacienda Dr.