Directories for Immersion Programs


The Center for Applied Linguistics offers two national directories of total and partial foreign language immersion programs, as well as two-way immersion language programs in U.S. schools.

Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Schools
This directory lists pre-K - 12 schools that teach all or part of their curriculum through a second language. Such programs are referred to as total or partial immersion programs. The majority are for students whose native language is English. A few Spanish/English two-way immersion programs, in which classes include both native English and native Spanish speakers, are also included. The two-way programs included here typically began as partial or total immersion programs.

Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S.
The programs listed in this Directory meet all three of the following criteria for two-way immersion programs:

  • Integration: Language-minority and language-majority students are integrated for at least 50% of instructional time at all grade levels
  • Instruction: Content and literacy instruction in both languages is provided to all students
  • Population: Within the program, there is a balance of language-minority and language-majority students, with each group making up between one-third and two-thirds of the total student population


Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in California
This searchable directory created by Judy Lambert for the California Department of Education includes a list of California Two-Way Immersion. Programs in the directory are self-selected and the California Department of Education cannot guarantee the quality or level of implementation.

Directory of Dual Language Schools
The Dual Language Schools organization connects parents with their neighborhood dual language schools/programs in several large cities: Dallas and Houston, TX, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.

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