Dual Language Immersion

language immersion private school

All students - no matter their native language - stand to benefit from dual language immersion education.

In dual language immersion, native Spanish or Mandarin speakers and native English speakers maintain and develop their first language while acquiring native-like communication and literacy skills in a second language.

At Pine Street School, students have two teachers in the classroom, each working in English or Spanish/Mandarin in small groups, all day long. Academic content is taught and assessed in two languages over an extended period of time.

About 50% of a student's day is in the target language, however, due to small group teaching and individualized learning plans, the rate of language learning is higher than a standard language immersion program. Due to the brain friendly, research based language teaching practices, children quickly begin to understand, learn new skills and take risks with language.



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Margaret holds a B.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked for several years in acting, directing, teaching dance and drama, as well as arts program administration.