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Dual Immersion - Portuguese

What is Dual Language Immersion?
  • Dual language immersion (DLI) is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.  Portuguese is currently taught at Sterling Elementary.
  • Daily instruction is divided equally between two high-quality, creative classrooms and teachers.  Students receive instruction in English for 50% of the day and in Portuguese for 50% of the day.
  • View the Utah DLI instructional model here: DLI Instructional Model (
  • Students begin the program in the first grade and remain in the program through the twelfth grade.
  • Students who complete the program will achieve high levels of language proficiency in a second language.  


What is Dual Immersion? 


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