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Two Way Language Immersion

Our award-winning Two-Way Language Immersion program is offered at Las Palmas, San Juan and Viejo Elementary Schools. This program offers our students a unique and exciting opportunity to attain the priceless gift of fluency and literacy in two languages: English and Spanish. The program was started in September 1992 with a grant from the United States Department of Education.

The first class of Las Palmas students entered the their senior year of college this year (2010).  Many of these students have continuted their studies in Spanish and attribute the Las Palmas program for inspiring them to remain bilingual and billerate.

Students begin in kindergarten and continue in the program through grade 5. A variety of teaching strategies, learning materials and activities enhance the students’ academic learning, language acquisition and social skills. Families can continue the Two-Way program for grades 6-8 at Bernice Ayer Middle School in San Clemente.

School district standards, aligned with state standards, and grade-level competencies are taught in all subject areas at all levels. Our program focuses on academic excellence and literature in both languages throughout the curriculum.


The Two-Way Immersion program is voluntary and families must apply to enter due to high demand.  Please continue to visit the homepage of this website for more information about registering for this program.

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  • Click Here for more information on the CUSD Website.
  • Click Here for the English version of Two-Way Language Immersion Program
  • Click Here for additional Resources provided by
    California Association for Bilingual Education
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