Students holding books and raising hands.

Spanish Language Immersion

Female student at desk
Amigos Unidos (Friends United)
 
We are enrolling kindergarten students (both English and native-Spanish speaking) in our Spanish Immersion program for 2018-2019. Amigos Unidos, which means Friends United, began in 2017 with its first class of kindergarteners - and already families are raving! Students learn language from a bilingual teacher and spend the majority of their day immersed in the Spanish language. Immersion has shown great success in helping all kids develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both Spanish and English. Immersion students also demonstrate high levels of academic achievement in all subject areas.
 


The priority deadline to enroll is
Jan. 15. 2018.

Spanish Immersion Information Night!
Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.
Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042


Immersion has shown great success in helping all students develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both Spanish and English, and demonstrate high levels of academic achievement in all subject areas. 
 

“The ability to understand and speak more than one language is not the only benefit of immersion education. Research shows that students gain additional cognitive, academic and employment benefits.” - Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota

The immersion program began for kindergarten students in its first year (2017-2018), and a new grade level will be added each subsequent year as students matriculate through fifth grade. A middle school program will also be developed, along with options for students as they enter the high school. 

Resources about immersion: 

CARLA, the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota, is a leader on immersion program research. Check out these resources and more: