Welcome to Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative Page!
Welcome to the Georgia Department of Education's Dual Language Immersion Initiative webpage. Below you will find information related to resources, ongoing professional development opportunities and a current list of schools offering Dual Language Immersion programs. For information on specific program details, such as application procedures, curriculum details, etc, please reach out directly to the schools/systems themselves.
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Announcing GADII 2020
This year, GaDOE World Languages is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 7th annual Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute completely online on Saturday, Aug 29th from 9am - 3pm. ! This year's conference is completely free and accessible from the comfort of your home or office! We are now accepting online session proposals via this link. We invite all interested presenters to submit a proposal by the deadline of Monday, Aug 3, 2020.
This year's online format will include a keynote and opening ceremony, a web-based program with links and information on presenters, a virtual sponsor's page with chat rooms to speak with representatives and networking chat rooms to connect with other teachers virtually who teach your language and level.
All interested attendees, please register for this year's GADII via this link.
Link to Dual Language Immersion Standards
Dual Language Immersion, ESOL and Federal Programs
Dual Language Immersion_ESOL_and_Federal Programs .pdf
GaDOE Dual Language Immersion Video Diary
Dual Language Videos from Ga State DLI Endorsement Program
Georgia DLI Programs in the news
Georgia’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Initiative
In Georgia dual language programs, the students spend at least half of their school day in the target language and the other half-day in English. Some programs may choose to increase the percentage of the day spent in the target language in the early years. Immersion students are taught Math, Science, Literacy and sometimes Social Studies in the target language. They are taught English Language Arts, Reading, and usually Specials in English.
Benefits of DLI
Cognitive Skills: DLI students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention and memory, superior problem-solving skills as well as an enhanced understanding of their primary language.
Performance on Standardized Tests: DLI students perform as well as or better than English-only students on standardized tests in English, including students from a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as with diverse cognitive and linguistic abilities.
Intercultural Competency: DLI students are more aware of and generally show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.
Long-Term Benefits: DLI students are better prepared for the global community and job markets in the 21st century.
Higher Attendance-Rates and Fewer Drop-Outs: Students from DLI programs have higher attendance rates and lower drop-out rates compared to regular programs.
New Dashboard shows DLI public schools in Georgia
(Special thanks to Ms. Smithson and Mrs. Ingram)
Public DLI Schools in Georgia ( 2018-2019)
State Charter Schools
Atlanta Public Schools
For more information on Cobb programs click here
Forsyth County (Opening Aug 2018)
For more information on Gwinnett programs click here.
Savannah Chatham School System