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Pre-K - 5th
Dual Language
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120 W 15th St
Minneapolis 55403
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7:30am - 2pm
Monday - Friday


Academics


The Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center is an academically-based two-way language immersion program in which the target languages (Spanish/English) are used as the vehicle of instruction for native English and Spanish speaking students. Education using immersion provides a unique academic experience in which students master Minneapolis Public Schools curriculum objectives and learn Spanish or English as a second language during the elementary years when languages are most easily learned and retained.



 Basic Facts
• Oldest immersion program in Minnesota.
• Grade levels Pre-Kindergarten through 5th.  Grades 6-8 follow the pathway to Anwatin IB/Dual Language Middle School. 
• 555 students representing many different ethnic groups.
• Students live in most areas of Minneapolis. Many students also live in the suburbs.
• Student mobility less than 12% - extremely stable environment
• Many classroom teachers are native Spanish speakers with all K-5 teachers being bilingual.

Instructional Design
• Emerson is one of three K- 5 schools in Minneapolis offering a dual-Spanish-language immersion program.
• Emerson provides a traditional classroom learning environment. A wide variety of teaching methods is used, including direct instruction, cooperative learning, cross language peer tutoring and multiage groupings.
• At Emerson SILC, students serve as native-speaker role models for each other and develop positive cross-cultural attitudes.

Advantage
• Language immersion provides an enriched educational experience without traveling abroad and without considerable expense to the school system or families involved.
• Test results show that students in dual-immersion programs like Emerson progress further academically over time than their peers in traditional school programs.


Language Instruction Allocation


Emerson Spanish Immersion Program Information


 Emerson SILC Program Information 

 

All students receive daily instruction:

   120 minutes of literacy

     90 minutes of math

     60 minutes of science and social studies

 

Pre-K and Kinder: All subjects taught in Spanish; 20 minutes of English oral language development every day.

 

First Grade: All subjects taught in Spanish; 30 minutes of English oral language development everyday

 

Second Grade: All subjects taught in Spanish; 45 minutes of English literacy development.

 

Third Grade: All subjects are in Spanish; except for 60 minutes of daily English literacy instruction.

 

Fourth Grade: All subjects are taught in Spanish; except for 120 minutes of English literacy and 30 minutes of math interventions in English. Spanish literacy is taught through the content areas of science and social studies

 

Fifth Grade: All subjects are taught in Spanish; except for 120 minutes of English literacy and 30 minutes of math interventions in English. Spanish literacy is taught through the content areas of science and social studies.


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120 W 15th St
Minneapolis 55403
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(612) 668-3610
emerson@mpls.k12.mn.us
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