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The Success of French Dual-Language Programs in the U.S.

Learn about the popularity of dual-language programs and their primary benefits to students.

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Parlez-vous Francais? Gwinnett Elementary Kids Do
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Read about the French immersion program in Georgia's Gwinnett County Public School district.  


Research consistently shows that immersion students generally perform as well as or better than comparable non-immersion students on standardized tests.

In addition, they are academically proud of their ability to communicate in another language, which enhances their eagerness for learning.


​Students in immersion programs:

  • develop the ability to think more creatively and analytically,

  • develop aptitude for solving problems,

  • have a greater capacity for listening,

  • develop better communication skills,

  • improve outcomes in other disciplines


​Immersion programs:

  • provide students with a greater awareness of self and others;

  • foster an appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures, peoples, and perspectives in the world;

  • unify staff and students in creating a shared linguistic community;

  • provide access to a greater part of the world


Immersion students can earn a Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma, which will provide them access to a wider range of national and international jobs. Thousands of businesses operate in more than one language and require employees with second-language skills and cultural sensitivity.

French Immersion for Parents

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There is nothing that helps kids academically like loving coming to school, and there's nothing that makes kids love coming to school like feeling like they have something special there.

John White

LA Superintendent of Education 

Our daughter and her friends in

French immersion are so open to the world...they're really going to be ready to live in a global world. 

Sarah Judson

Parent of Immersion Student

PBS News hour
French Immersion in Lake Charles

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We chose to do the immersion program because we knew what learning a new language does for a child. It unlocks parts of the brain to promote every area of education that would otherwise not be tapped into!

—  Marie Burns