Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 143 , Segment 3
Episode: China, Alliances, Marijuana Debunked, Work-Family Balance
- Sep 17, 2015 9:00 pm
- 19:11 mins
Guests: Jamie Leite, Utah Portuguese Dual Language Immersion Director; Jill Landes-Lee, Secondary Dual Language Immersion Bridge Director at the University of Utah In the fall of 2014, there were 25,000 students in the state of Utah enrolled in foreign-language immersion programs in the public schools. At Wasatch Elementary, just down the road from our studios, first-graders learn to say, and sing, directions in Chinese. Utah was the first state to legislate funding for dual language immersion, but this reflects a larger national trend. As of 2014, there were 1,000 language immersion schools across the United States.