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Bilingual Immersion


Implemented at Phoenix Elementary in 1992 and later at Talent Elementary, the Phoenix-Talent School District’s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program is a K-5 educational model that integrates native English speakers and native Spanish speakers for all or most of the day with the goal of improving the academic and linguistic performance of both groups. Students who choose to opt-in to the program acquire bilingual and biliterate skills in both English and Spanish. This K-5 program utilizes a biliteracy framework to ensure that students learn to speak, read, and write fluently in both languages.