Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


The U.S. has always had a rich history of diversity with people coming from all over the world, bringing with them their languages, cultures, and customs. The question over how to educate and help English language learners or minority language speakers, and native English speakers learn another language, is one which can be answered through implementing programs which have helped both groups learn a new language and attain proficiency in that language. This senior capstone examines and discusses the benefit of dual immersion programs on elementary school students through the use of literature review. The findings indicate how dual immersion programs can help students’ overall learning in a variety of ways while growing up and help them become inclusive members of society.