• Terwilliger Elementary School is the first school in Alachua County Public Schools to offer Dual Language Immersion (DLI).  Some of the benefits of learning in a DLI model include increased cognitive dexterity and problem-solving skills, embracing cultural awareness and diversity, and enhanced communication skills in both languages. 

    A DLI model of instruction begins in kindergarten the first year and expands each year until fully implemented in Grades K-5. Additionally, a new group of kindergarten students would begin each year. The program encourages participation by English and target language speaking students. The model of instruction is 50/50 English and Spanish with the goal of developing bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural students. 

    Admission into DLI requires a long-term K-5 commitment to fulfill our dedication to each student becoming bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural. Programming will be developed in the secondary schools to support students who complete the K-5 program with the aspiration to earn the prestigious Florida Seal of Bi-literacy in middle school or high school.

    Want to learn more about the benefits of Dual Language Immersion?  Click this link from edutopia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_xYdpjN9w


    Want to apply?  Click here!

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  • Terwilliger Dual-Language Immersion Open House:

    Wednesday, February 2 @ 6:00 PM



    In case you missed it, view the recording here.

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