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Madison Metropolitan School District

Dual Language Immersion

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Dual Language Immersion (DLI) brings English Language Learners and native English speakers together in a classroom where they learn side by side. Classes are taught in both Spanish and English. In a DLI classroom, students develops their first language while learning communication and literacy skills in a second language. The program improves academic achievement and graduation rates of English Language Learners and prepares them for success beyond the classroom. Students develop the ability to read, write and communicate in their first and second languages, as well as build multicultural awareness.

The DLI Courses offered at East

  • US History 9
  • World History 10
  • Ethnic Studies 
  • Latin America Studies
  • Spanish Language Arts
  • Spanish Language and Literature II
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture

How to get into the program at the high school level for students not currently in DLI

8th to 9th Grade DLI Transition

Current DLI Students:

As part of the district’s Dual Language Immersion high school continuation program, the following classes are offered:

  • Spanish Language Arts 1 & 2 (9th and 10th grade)

  • Spanish Literature and Language Arts 1 Advanced Placement (11th grade)

  • Spanish Literature and Language Arts 2 Advanced Placement (12th grade)

  • US History in Spanish (9th grade)

  • World History in Spanish (10th grade)

  • Ethnic Studies (or alternate course at some high schools) in Spanish

  • Latin American Studies (or alternate course at some high schools) in Spanish

Students interested in taking DLI courses may indicate their interest on their course request cards. 

Students Not Currently in DLI: 

Spanish Speaking English Language Learners who would like to join the DLI program at the high school level, please complete the DLI Interest Form here.

What happens after I submit the application?

Students NOT currently in DLI: A School representative will contact you to set up the necessary assessments.

MMSD DLI Information