Dual Language Immersion

Biliteracy line of graduates 2016

Our goal is that all students enrolled in the dual language immersion program will work at or above grade level and will develop high levels of proficiency in their first language, develop high levels of proficiency in a second language, and demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.

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Our DLI Schools

Dual Language Immersion schools include Garfield Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Linus Pauling Middle School, and Corvallis High School.

Students living within the neighborhood school boundary areas of Garfield and Lincoln schools have enrollment priority, enrollment for students in other school boundary areas is decided by a lottery. DLI begins in kindergarten, with students from both language groups working and learning together throughout their elementary careers.

Lincoln elementary kids

Dual Language Immersion Overview

DLI helps prepare all students to meet the academic, social, and linguistic challenges of living in a global society. In addition to becoming fluent in another language besides English, students learn to appreciate other cultures and come to a deeper understanding of their own.

Two students in front of school bus

Who can participate in DLI?

The Dual Language Immersion program is open to all Corvallis School District students; however, it is only available at the schools listed above. Students entering in 2nd through 5th grade must demonstrate language proficiency prior to acceptance in a DLI school.