Utah DLI Classroom-Level Non-Negotiables

1.  50/50 Instructional Time with:

  • subjects taught according to grade level
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  • use of adopted materials by the state
  • ensuring minimum number of minutes in core subjects
2.   Separation of LanguageTarget language teachers:

  • communicate in the target language in the classroom at all times and in front of students in all school environments
  • may only deliver instruction to students participating in the dual language immersion program
3.   Student Target Language UseThere are clear, enforced, and reinforced expectations that students communicate in the target language in the classroom.

4.   Collaboration

English and target language teachers collaborate as a DLI partnership on a weekly basis.

5.   General education program

Enrollment in dual language immersion is open to all students of varying backgrounds and all ability levels.