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French Dual Language Immersion


 Grantsville Elementary is home to a French Dual Immersion Program. Currently we have the program in 1st-8th Grades. 

Instruction is divided between two high quality creative classrooms:

  • One in English
  • One in French

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.


District DLI Information

Why French?

• French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the world. Currently, 270 million+ people speak French on the five continents and by 2050 the number will rise to over 700 million.
• The ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market.
• French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theater, the visual arts, dance and architecture.
• France is the world's top tourist destination.
• Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools ranked among the top higher
education institutions in Europe and the world.
• French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the Olympic Games, the EU, UNESCO, NATO,
the Red Cross, and the I OC.
• French is the third most widely used language on the Internet and the third language for business, with 20% of international trade.
• French is an easy language to learn.
• French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages. 50% of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
• French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language, is an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking.

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