Lowering restrictions on Dual Language Immersion


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In his post, Six Steps to Reinvigorate Language Learning, David Young, the CEO of VIF Education discusses methods for increasing access to Dual Language Immersion (DLI) courses:

As effective and popular as DLI programs are, access is limited. It’s just not a scalable solution. What then is the solution to equitably equipping all students for an increasingly diverse and multilingual world?

The answer is already in place: the existing infrastructure of world language programs in schools around the country.

Although this sounds promising, one has to question whether the capability is there,  within the existing infrastructure. DLI has had good results and it needs to avoid the path of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Malaysia.