More than mere vocabulary and syntax, language is the fundamental context of our human experience. It’s how we define ourselves and nurture relationships with the wider world. Language immersion is an experiential approach that supports this deeper encounter in ways beyond the reach of traditional classroom exercises.
Multiculturalism. International Cooperation. Global Economy.
Language immersion and cultural comprehension can play a critical role as students define their place in a world that is at once infinitely vast and vanishingly small. These twin disciplines represent a pathway to genuine understanding without which our all the available information is mere noise.
Defining Language Immersion
Language Programs in Metro Atlanta
There are approximately 47 language immersion programs in Metro Atlanta, both public and private. The majority of programs are in Spanish, but programs in Mandarin, French and German are growing rapidly as well.
- French 12.5% 12.5%
- German 7% 7%
- Mandarin 16.5% 16.5%
- Spanish 64% 64%
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
World Figures Who Speak the Language
Many of the men and women who have influenced our modern world were empowered in part through their command of multiple languages and the ability to speak directly to the heart.
How Can Language Immersion Benefit Your Child?
About the Authors of this Site
Language Immersion ATL is a collaboration between Station16 and the Atlanta International School. Our goal is to encourage the learning of multiple languages in our globalized, interconnected world. We believe that immersion is a powerful method of language learning.
This project seeks to provide information to Atlanta-area parents as they investigate the options for multilingual education for their children.
Atlanta International School has been a leader in multilingual education for more than 30 years and wants to support all students in learning through more than one language. AIS believes multilingual learning is a key component of culture heritage and intercultural competency.