Dual Language

    Selah School District Mission Statement: "In partnership with parents and the community, Students in the Selah School District dual language program will attain high levels of academic achievement, while becoming bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural life-long learners with skills that allow students to compete effectively in a global community."
    Dual Immersion programs bring together native speakers in two different languages where each is immersed in a new language. Instruction is carefully designed and conducted in both languages. As a result both groups of students have the opportunity to become literate and fluent in both languages.

    Benefits of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program

    The Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program has been designed to maximize the benefits of second language learning for student participants based on the premise that the earlier a child is introduced to a language, the greater the likelihood that the child will become truly proficient. The program design is evidence-based. A significant body of research has established many benefits for learning a second language. These benefits are cognitive, academic, economic and social in nature. Additionally, learning other languages encourages students to participate actively in an increasingly interdependent world.