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Dual Language immersion Program (DLI)

The Moreno Valley Unified School District is one of approximately 400 districts in the state of California that offers the Dual Language Immersion Program in English and Spanish.  Dual Language Immersion is not solely an English Learner Program but is unique in that English Only students are strongly encouraged to participate in order to become bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural. It is also highly recommended for English Learners of the target language starting in Kindergarten. Dual Language Immersion is a research-proven additive program.  DLI is an approach used to learn a second language where all the activities and curriculum are delivered in two languages. Students receive instruction aligned with the California Standards in both Spanish and English through the 90/10 model beginning in Kindergarten. Parents that choose to enroll their child in the Dual Language Immersion program commit to no less than a period of six years (K-5), but it is strongly recommended for students to continue in the DLI Program through 12th grade. The goal of this program is for students to become bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural.

Students entering Kindergarten in this program are taught in the target language (Spanish) 90% of the time and 10% in English.  At each subsequent grade levels there will be a decrease in Spanish instruction and an increase in English instruction unti reaching fourth grade.  At fourth grade the students will be taught 50% in Spanish and 50% in English until the end of twelfth grade.