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Two-Way Immersion Programs: Features and Statistics

Two-Way Immersion Programs: Features and Statistics

TWI programs integrate language-minority and language-majority students for all or most of the school day and strive to promote bilingualism and biliteracy in addition to grade-level academic achievement for all students (Christian, 1994). Programs listed in the Directory conform to this general definition of TWI through adherence to the following criteria: 1) language-minority and language-majority students are integrated for at least 50% of the day at all grade levels; 2) content and literacy instruction in both languages are provided to all students; and 3) language-minority and language-majority students are balanced, with each group making up one third to two thirds of the total student population.

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