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Summary of 90/10 Model of Two Way Immersion


This is the model that we are striving for at Bijou Community School. Inherently, it allows for the most efffeciency in learning both languages.

Teacher Talking╗

In Spanish

In English

Kindergarten

90%

10%

First Grade

90%

10%

Second Grade

80%

20%

Third Grade

70%

30%

Fourth Grade

60%

40%

Fifth Grade

50%

50%

 

Keep in mind, this model only discusses the time the teacher spends in either Spanish or English, not the students. Students are always understood regardless of the language they are speaking. Spanish speaking students end up speaking as much if not more English then in a regular classroom, because they are the initial translators for the teacher.

Lastly, this model works the best when the class is evenly split up: 50% of the students should come from Spanish speaking homes and 50% of the students should come from English speaking homes.

 
 

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email: tahoetwi@gmail.com

phones: Bijou Community School: 530.543.2337, STMS: 530.541.6404; STHS: 530.541.4111

 

 
 
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