Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


This capstone aims to share the benefits of Dual Immersion Programs at the Elementary school years. Understanding what a Dual Immersion Program is and knowing that there are different models within the program allow for parents to select which program is best suited for their students. A key point in clarification is that a Dual Immersion program does not aim to replace an English, or standard, education program, but add a target language to enhance the learning of the students. This study looks at the short- and long-term academic and social benefits students can gain from kindergarten through fifth grade through the use of literature review, teacher surveys, as well as personal experiences. In addition, this study also looks at the popularity and what is needed to maintain this sort of program within California. The findings of this capstone indicate that bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence are all important products of a Dual Immersion program.