DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION
RCMA's Immokalee Community School utilizes Dual Language Immersion and Foreign Language Instruction in order to develop basic skill acquisition and literacy in both English and Spanish languages. It is our mission to engage, educate and empower our students to be bilingual, bicultural and biliterate.
Our school offers Dual Language Immersion and Foreign Language Instruction of grade level content in Spanish during kindergarten and 1st grades. The Florida Department of Education and the Office of Multicultural Student Languages Education recommends this strategy to be an acceptable model to meet LEP needs, as well as foreign language development for monolingual students.
Extensive research points towards revisiting basic skills during Foreign Language Instruction and our school curricula drives academic achievement through Dual Language Foreign Language Instruction.
Our Dual Language Immersion Program also addresses various types of reading and literacy development for students (aloud, shared, guided, modeled/shared, interactive and independent).
Through the Dual Language Immersion model, our school meets the various learning styles of all students and allows them to develop from emergent readers to fluent readers in all subjects in the Spanish language.