Making Dual-Language Immersion Work

This video provides an introduction to Claremont Immersion School's dual language model and shows how teachers collaborate to provide instruction across two languages.

Teacher: Amanda Reynolds
Grade: 4
School Name: Claremont Immersion Elementary School, Arlington, VA

Making Dual-Language Immersion Work

This video provides an introduction to the dual-language model at Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, VA and shows how teachers collaborate to provide instruction across two languages.  This video is part of our NEA video series on dual-language and ELL best practices.

Lesson Summary

At Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, VA, half of the students are native Spanish speakers and half are native English speakers. Students learn math and science in Spanish, Social Studies in English, and special subjects such as art and music in either language depending on grade level. They receive a double dose of language arts in both English and Spanish.

Teachers work in grade-level teams, as well as in English-Spanish homeroom teams, to manage instruction. This video featuring 4th-graders provides an overview of Claremont's approach to dual language instruction, an introduction to how their collaborative process works, and an example of what it looks like to receive coordinated language arts lessons in two languages.