Million Twin Language Immersion Grant
STEAM Initiative

$10 Million Twin Language Immersion Grant

California Division of Training
Information Launch

California Division of Training
Information Launch

Launch: #22-51

October 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond introduced that 27 colleges and college districts had been chosen by a aggressive grant course of to obtain as much as $400,000 every to broaden a present twin language immersion program or set up a brand new one.

“I applaud these colleges for taking the initiative to spend money on their twin language immersion packages,” Thurmond stated. “Faculties with robust twin language immersion packages are confirmed to advertise robust educational efficiency amongst college students from all backgrounds and, within the finish, put together our college students for faculty and careers in a extremely aggressive international market the place talking multiple language is a important ability.”

The Twin Language Immersion Grant (DLIG) was established by Meeting Invoice (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Part 158 of the Statutes of 2021, to broaden entry to high quality twin language studying and foster languages that English learners carry to California’s training system. It requires grantees to offer built-in language studying and educational instruction in elementary and secondary colleges for native audio system of English and native audio system of one other language with the objectives of excessive educational achievement, first- and second-language proficiency, and cross-cultural understanding. Superintendent Thurmond has been a powerful proponent of twin language immersion at the same time as an Assemblymember, authoring AB 2514 (Chapter 763, Statues of 2018).

The DLIG will fund the growth or institution of twin language immersion packages at a complete of 55 colleges all through California, contributing towards the objective of 1,600 twin language immersion colleges set by the World California 2030 Initiative (PDF). Grant recipients will make use of DLIG funding for instructor and administrator skilled growth, buy or growth of educational supplies and assets, bilingual instructor recruitment, and household and scholar outreach.

For extra info on the DLIG or to view grant recipients, go to the CDE Funding Outcomes (DLIG Grant) internet web page or e-mail [email protected]. For extra info on multilingual training and twin language immersion packages, go to the CDE Multilingual Training internet web page or e-mail [email protected].

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Tony Thurmond —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Final Reviewed: Monday, October 31, 2022