Spring 5-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


This article explores the effectiveness of dual language immersion programs’ ability to close the achievement gap between English language learners and native English speakers as well as provide meaningful and challenging instruction at the elementary school level. This project aims to raise awareness for dual language immersion programs in English-only families who are unaware of the benefits of bilingualism, as well as bilingual families who may be unaware that these programs are available in their area. This project quickly and cohesively highlights the benefits of dual language immersion programs in a multi-format booklet that is easily accessible to parents and families.