Russian Dual Language Immersion
- Russian is the primary language of the 150 million citizens of the Russian Federation, as the Russian state calls itself, and is the native language of approximately 30 million people living in the other states which were formed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
- Russian is the key that opens up one of the most important economic, political, and cultural areas of the world. It opens up the largest country of the world and one of the largest produces of natural gas and oil in the world.
- Russian is the means to understand one of the major European literatures.
2nd Grade Russian Language DLI Program
In Russian 2nd grade DLI program we learn how to speak, read, and write in Russian.
The program's emphasis on cursive writing in Russian is a remarkable facet of the curriculum that fosters not only language proficiency but also an appreciation for the written arts. Within this program, students master the art of cursive writing in Russian as they explore an array of topics such as “seasons, about me, my family, my day, my school, my city.”
Students meticulously practice the fluidity and elegance of cursive script while expressing their thoughts on the changing seasons, their daily routines and many other topics. This process not only enhances their ability to read and write in Russian but also cultivates a deeper connection to the language as they articulate their experiences.
Additionally, the DLI program provides students with a rich and authentic workbook filled with reading, writing, and grammar assignments. These materials offer a comprehensive approach to language learning, allowing students to engage with real-world Russian texts that reinforce their language skills. This holistic approach to language education in the DLI program equips students with the ability to read, speak, and write in cursive Russian while fostering a deep appreciation for the language and its cultural richness.
The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Russian language program offers a uniquely comprehensive educational experience for students. While they are mastering the intricacies of the Russian language in one part of their curriculum, they simultaneously benefit from English language instruction led by a native English-speaking teacher in their English classroom. This dual-language approach ensures that students not only learn Russian language but also excel in their English language skills, aligning with English language standards. The program provides a balanced and holistic education that is equipping students with valuable skills for success in a diverse and interconnected world.
EnVision math program is utilized in Russian language DLI classroom and reinforced in English language class :
The DLI (Dual Language Immersion) 2nd grade program's enVision math curriculum is utilized in our classroom. Taught primarily in Russian, it not only helps students build a strong foundation in mathematics but also provides them with the valuable opportunity to develop their language skills simultaneously. The program aligns with the rigorous 2nd-grade U.S. math standards, ensuring that students meet and exceed grade-level expectations. Through engaging activities, visual aids, and hands-on learning experiences, students dive into mathematical concepts in their native language, which not only makes learning math enjoyable but also reinforces their understanding of the subject.
As the students progress in their DLI journey, the enVision math program takes a comprehensive approach by reinforcing the concepts learned in Russian within the English classroom. This bilingual
approach ensures that students not only grasp mathematical ideas thoroughly but also become proficient in using mathematical terminology in both languages.
The 2nd-grade Dual Language Immersion (DLI) science program in Utah is an engaging and immersive educational journey that aligns with the state's 2nd-grade science standards. This program offers students the opportunity to delve into scientific concepts while simultaneously building their language skills. A critical component of the curriculum is the mastery of subject-specific vocabulary related to the standards. Students actively acquire and utilize this vocabulary as they read, write, and engage with scientific texts, enhancing their comprehension of the material.
The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) science curriculum in Utah encompasses a diverse range of topics that foster a deep understanding of the natural world. Students explore various aspects of the state's unique landscape, delving into the study of different landforms found in Utah. They also investigate the Earth's surfaces, learning about the dynamic geological processes that shape our planet. Additionally, the curriculum takes them on a global journey to explore continents and oceans, gaining insights into the Earth's vast geography. As they progress, students delve into ecosystems and habitats, gaining an appreciation for the rich biodiversity of wild and domestic animals. Furthermore, they dive into the fascinating world of matter, exploring its properties and transformations, all while doing so in a bilingual environment that enhances their language skills and scientific knowledge.
The Social Studies curriculum within the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program offers students a rich and diverse array of topics that foster cultural awareness and global understanding. Beginning with a focus on "Community and My City," students learn about the foundations of their local neighborhoods and the importance of civic engagement. They explore their immediate surroundings, gaining a sense of connection to their community while simultaneously developing their language skills in a bilingual environment. Moving on to "Thanksgiving," students delve into the cultural and historical significance of this holiday, discovering the shared values of gratitude and togetherness.
The curriculum then shifts its attention to "Goods and Services," helping students understand the fundamentals of economics and trade. They explore the concepts of supply and demand, and through hands-on activities, they develop an appreciation for the roles of producers and consumers in their society. The program also delves into "Financial Literacy," equipping students with essential life skills related to money management, budgeting, and saving. Lastly, students embark on a fascinating exploration of “Christmas, New Year and Easter in Russia," discovering the customs, traditions, and cultural significance of this holiday in a global context. This comprehensive approach to social studies not only enriches their cultural awareness but also provides valuable real-world knowledge and language proficiency that prepares them for a globalized future.
DLI (Dual Language Immersion) culture night at our school is an enchanting journey into the rich tapestry of languages and cultures. It is a night where diversity and learning intertwined seamlessly, and
everyone is warmly invited to explore the wonders of the world through language. One captivating feature is the floor puzzle offered to the participants in our second-grade classroom during this event. The puzzle virtually transports us to Russia during Christmas, where we piece together the intricate elements of Russian culture. As we connect the puzzle's pieces, we uncover the magic of Russian winter celebrations, and the joy of learning about traditions and customs from around the globe. DLI culture night is not just a lesson in language but a celebration of diversity.