Immersion in DC

As of 2011 there were 448 foreign language immersion programs in the US across 38 states. Source: Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Center for Applied Linguistics, 2011

Here is what is available in the Washington DC Area.

In Washington DC, there are a number of dual language programs.  Historically most of these programs were created to benefit hispanic/latino english learner students.  With the advent of research showing the benefits of these programs on all students, other programs, addressed to all students, were created.

Currently, all but four of these dual language programs are in NW DC, and none of them are East of the Anacostia river.

Dear Families, educators, and partners,

In 2020 we announced that the DC Language Immersion Project would close its doors due to lack of resources. However, before completely dissolving the organization, we recently asked a group of local and national educators if they - individually or collectively - would be interested in continuing the work of advocating for multilingual education in the District of Columbia. We are pleased to announce that a few individuals responded yes and volunteered to forge a plan to continue this vital work.

So, we are not closing our doors but we are entering a six-to-twelve-month period of dormancy as we determine the best path forward for the DC Immersion Project.  Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for updates.

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