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Dual Language Immersion

Dual Language Immersion Program

Thompson School District Dual Language Immersion Program

"Giving your child the gift of a second language"


The Thompson School District offers Dual Language Immersion 50/50 Program in Spanish is in two schools: Truscott Elementary School and Cottonwood Plains Elementary School.

The Dual Language Immersion Program is an academic program that enhances the development of content in two languages-English and Spanish, as well as literacy in both languages, so that students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy and a collaborative global community. This unique program builds student linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both English and Spanish. Students learn standards-based content as they become linguistically and academically proficient in two languages.

How does the program work?

  • The Dual Language two teacher team plan and work together to deliver the TSD Curriculum.
  • Students learn academic content in Spanish 50% of the time. (Spanish literacy, math, calendar).
  • Students learn academic content in English 50% of the time. (English literacy, science, social studies, calendar in English to reinforce Spanish).

Instructional Model-Two Teacher Team

  • The Dual Language two-teacher team plans and works together to deliver the TSD Curriculum.
  • The English teacher ONLY teaches in English in one room-science, social studies, literacy in English, calendar skills to reinforce math skills.
  • The Spanish teacher ONLY teaches in Spanish in one room-math, literacy in Spanish, calendar skills.
  • Teachers use the Thompson School District curriculum documents in literacy, math and other content areas.
  • The Spanish teacher also uses the Thompson School District World Language Standards and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

To learn more about the program or to enroll, please contact:
Cottonwood Plains Elementary School - 970-613-5900
Truscott Elementary School - 970-613-6900