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Lawndale Elementary School District

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Dual Language Immersion

About the Program

Lawndale supports and values bilingualism, biliteracy, cultural identity, and cross-cultural competence. Our vision for the Dual Immersion program is for our students to attain biliteracy and bilingualism with exceptional academic excellence and social confidence to compete in the global community.

The Lawndale Dual Immersion program was first instituted in August 2006 at Mark Twain Elementary with the first Kindergarten class. In 2012, the program expanded to middle school at Will Rogers Middle School. As the interest continued to increase, LESD opened another program at  Billy Mitchell Elementary School in 2023.

Dual Immersion Rogers English
Dual Immersion Flyer in Spanish

Program Goals

  • Bilingualism and Biliteracy: The development and maintenance of Spanish and English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • Multicultural Understanding: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

  • The integration of students with a wide range of abilities

  • A positive environment in which the minority language (Spanish) is respected and celebrated

  • Provide an opportunity for students to acquire a second language while maintaining their native language and culture.

  • Maintain academic performance at or above grade level in English and Spanish as measured by classroom grades, common assessments, benchmarks, and state assessments.

Please read the Program Guidelines to make an informed decision about Dual Immersion enrollment. 

Watch the Univision Network feature that highlights Lawndale's Spanish Dual Immersion program - watch the segment here!

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