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Dual Language Immersion Program



2017-2018 DLI Applications


Online applications are available now

Deadline for first round applications is March 15, 2017

 Dual Language Immersion Program Information 2017-18



Thank you for your interest in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program. We are excited to be part of the Utah DLI model and are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to Tooele County School District families and students. Tooele County School District is the only district in the state to not only offer all Utah DLI languages, but also to offer parent choice in a DLI program for their child.



                                             What is Dual Language Immersion?


The Utah Dual Language Immersion program began in 2008 under former Governor Jon Huntsman with the approval from the state legislature.  In 2010, Governor Herbert pushed for implementing 100 DLI programs throughout the state by 2015.  This goal was met in 2013! The Utah DLI program serves as a model for other states seeking to start their own DLI programs, such Delaware and Wyoming.


DLI is a way that students learn academic content while learning another language at the same time.  Utah uses a 50/50 model where elementary level students spend half their instructional time in English and the other half of the time in the target language.  DLI ensures that your child will be learning Utah Core Content and will become bilingual and biliterate in a second language and English.


Tooele School District DLI Schools


                                                 Anna Smith Elementary Spanish 2 Way

                                                       Grantsville Elementary French 

                                                 Sterling Elementary Portuguese STEM 

                                                            Middle Canyon Spanish 

                                                Northlake Elementary Mandarin Chinese

                                                           Overlake Russian STEM

                                                       Rose Springs Portuguese STEM 

                                                      West Elementary German STEM


Additional programs may be added if enough interest is shown to support programs

For more information about DLI, please go to utahdli.org or contact Brandee Mau, TCSD DLI Director at (435)-833-1900 or bmau@tooeleschools.org




                                                     How do I apply for DLI for my child?


School and district personnel will determine the number of spaces that will be available for students enrolled at each school, as well as the number of spaces for students outside the school boundary. The number of spaces available in each category is based on school enrollment and may be different at each school, depending on the needs of the school to maintain the dual immersion program. Some schools may accept only a limited number of out of boundary students due to school size.


If your child is currently in kindergarten, attend an information night and complete an online application.  Applications may also be accessed on the district website.  Submitting and application does not guarantee enrollment in the program. 



If not all spaces are filled initially, applications will be accepted until the program fills. You may still submit an application after the deadline. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available openings, a random lottery may be used to determine who is accepted into the programs. Siblings of students already enrolled in the dual immersion program will receive priority consideration. 


If you do not live in the boundary of the school to which you are applying, an “out of boundary/open enrollment” application must be complete and will be approved if the students is accepted into the program.


All students are eligible, but we encourage you to consider your child's ability to thrive in this type of learning environment.


Transportation is the responsibility of the parents/guardians.


When are students selected?


Parents will be notified by mail of student acceptance into the program. Notification will occur following the application deadline or until the programs are filled.



                              What kind of a commitment is required?  

The Dual Language Immersion program has been implemented to address the need for foreign language skills in business, government and education. An advanced proficiency skill level is the target for all students in the program and can be attained with a commitment to the Utah DLI, which begins in the first grade and ends in the twelfth grade.