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Immersion Education
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One of the priorities at CARLA has been to support immersion education through ongoing research and the development of a sustainable national network of immersion educators dedicated to exchanging information, research findings, and resources.

Professional Development & Outreach



    Directories of Immersion Schools in the U.S.

    The Center for Applied Linguistics offers directories of total and partial foreign language immersion programs, as well as two-way immersion language programs in U.S. schools. State directories for California and Texas are also listed.

    Immersion Education Resources

    This section features information about organizations, publications, websites, and listservs that support immersion education. Includes the CARLA-MAIN website that offers research and practitioner perspectives on key concerns of language immersion programming including teacher recruitment/hiring/retention, professional development and much more.

    Global Literacy through Mandarin Immersion and STEM Project

    With funding from the USDE Foreign Language Assistance Program, the Minnesota Mandarin Immersion Collaborative (MMIC) curriculum team repurposed Boston Museum of Science Engineering is Elementary® curriculum for the Gr. 3 unit entitled "Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes" and created an expanded multidisciplinary unit of study that introduces a new framework for integrating, differentiating, and assessing immersion language development.

    Struggling Immersion Learners Resources

    The newly-published handbook "Struggling Learners & Language Immersion Education" provides dual language and immersion educators with rich information and practical resources that address common concerns with children who struggle with language, literacy and learning.  A companion website lists print and web-based resources that address immersion educators’ top questions about struggling immersion learners. There is also a section of the Immersion Bibliographies on struggling learners.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Immersion

    This section provides a response to questions that are often asked about immersion education.



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