Utah’s Dual Language Immersion program offers a rich bilingual experience for young learners when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. 

Instruction is divided between two high quality creative classrooms:

  • One English
  • One in the Second Language (Chinese, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish)

Proven Benefits:

  • Second Language Skills
    Students achieve high proficiency in the immersion language.
  • Improved Performance on Standardized Tests
    Immersion students perform as well as or better than non-immersion students on standardized tests of English and math administered in English.
  • Enhanced Cognitive Skills
    Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills as well as an enhanced understanding of their primary language.
  • Increased Cultural Sensitivity
    Immersion students are more aware of and show more positive attitudes towards other cultures and an appreciation of other people.
  • Long Term Benefits
    Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.

Utah Dual Language Immersion School List (2016-2017)

Utah’s Statewide Dual Language Immersion Initiative


Utah Dual Language Immersion


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
University of Minnesota

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Research

Utah Dual Language Immersion

Utah State Board of Education (USBE):