Language Immersion Schools

  • McClims

    A student points out the lyrics to a song at the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School.

    For elementary students, the district currently offers Immersion Language programs in Mandarin ChineseArabic, and French.
    In order to ensure the expected academic achievement and success, it is necessary to adhere to the following program non-negotiable expectations:  
    • A minimum of 50% to a maximum of 80% of daily instruction in the non-English language
    • In a 50/50 model, both languages of instruction must be distributed equally throughout each day, not alternating days or weeks. Therefore, each language will be allocated in a continuous, uninterrupted block so that 50% of the day is taught in English and 50% is taught in another language.
    • Strategic separation of languages on the part of the instructor—no simultaneous translation
    • Kindergarten-fifth grade (At the discretion of the school and the needs of the community, the Dual Language program may be offered at the Pre-K level.)
    • Programmatic, curricular, and instructional decisions based on research

     

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Immersion Langauge: Arabic Language Immersion
Transfer Type: Magnet | Email: Sarina.Keller@houstonisd.org
Address: 812 W. 28th St.Houston, TX77008
Phone: 713-556-8940 | 713-556-8944(fax)
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Immersion Langauge: Mandarin Immersion
Transfer Type: Magnet | Email: eeastman@houstonisd.org
Address: 6300 Avenue B Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713-295-5276 | 713-662-3527(fax)
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Immersion Langauge: French Immersion
Transfer Type: Boundary Option | Email: AJacks18@houstonisd.org
Address: 2515 Old Farm Rd, Houston, TX 77063
Phone: 713-556-6571 | 713-556-7497(fax)