Welcome to Secondary Dual Language

You are already on your way to becoming highly proficienct in a second language, and we are excited to have you continue your language learning in our junior high schools and in our high schools.  

 

Certainly you have experienced the benefits of the immersion program, but did you know that there are also benefits to the more traditional secondary program you are now beginning?  

 

Davis School District Secondary World Language Department is happy to welcome the incoming seventh graders to our dual language program.  Even though the program is no longer "immersion"  language acquisition continues--it even speeds up!  How is that possible?  

 

Language acquisition can happen faster as the students' cognitive abilities increase and as they can focus their attention entirely on the language.  In the elementary program, language acquisition is slower, because you're not just acquiring the language but also learning math, science, and more.