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Immersion education is an alternative educational model designed to provide students with fluency and literacy (speaking, reading, and writing) in two languages. The Spanish Immersion program aims to teach Spanish to non-native speakers while their brains are still in their peak language-learning years. Starting on the first day of first grade, all core classes (math, science, reading, and social studies) are taught entirely in Spanish. More about Spanish Immersion
Language is the most essential form of communication among human beings. As technology redefines society, our world becomes smaller as we interact with people of other nations. Our businesses and government will rely on individuals who are linguistically competent and culturally sophisticated to negotiate international transactions.
Students in the HEB ISD Spanish Immersion program have the unique opportunity to gain an international edge at an early age. They will not just study a second language; they will live it, experience it, and use it, so that it will become part of them.
In addition to instilling the pure ability of bilingualism (speaking) and biliteracy (reading and writing), studies show that students in the Spanish Immersion program tend to score better on test scores, develop an appreciation for diversity, and gain a higher self-esteem.