• UCPS Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Program

  •  VIF

    UCPS Expands Dual Language Immersion Programs

    July, 2017, UCPS expanded their dual language immersion programs to include East Elementary and Walter Bickett Elementary Schools. East Elementary and Walter Bickett Elementary offer the 'dual language two-way program model'. Students study content in two languages each day. In UCPS, language arts is offered in both English and Spanish. Science and Social Studies are taught in English. Math is taught in Spanish. UCPS now offers DLI programs within 11 schools.

    Best wishes! ¡Buena suerte!

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  • Model Dual Language/Immersion Classes

    Model Dual Language/Immersion Classes

    The Dual Language/Immersion program at Unionville Elementary is thriving in its fourth year of implementation. The Unionville VIF teachers and classrooms have become models for our district and state.

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  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

    Marvin Elementary kindergartners in the Mandarin Dual Language/Immersion class are having fun learning with the help of the familiar story, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?"

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  • OMNOVA Reaches Out to Sun Valley Elementary Students

    OMNOVA Reaches Out to Sun Valley Elementary Students

    Sun Valley Elementary School’s Spanish immersion students got a surprise this month when OMNOVA representative, Christie Alexander presented $3,000.00 to buy Spanish library bound books.

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  • Immersion Makes a Splash at Shiloh

    Immersion Makes a Splash at Shiloh

    Starting its fifth year at Shiloh, the Dual Lanugage/Immersion program is an international program that brings teachers from different countries around the world (Latin America, England, China, Europe and South America) to the United States. The job of these teachers is to enrich students’ cultural knowledge and to give them the opportunity to learn another language.

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  • A Virtual Tour to Spanish Wonderland

    A Virtual Tour to Spanish Wonderland

    Second graders in the Dual Language/Immersion program at Shiloh Elementary took a virtual tour to Spanish wonderland. They learned about the 21 Spanish speaking countries around the world, their location on the global map, colored each country’s flag and saw real pictures of some of these countries through Google Maps.

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  • Dia del Amor y Amistad

    Dia del Amor y Amistad

    On September 2016, Kindergarten Dual Language/Immersion class celebrated what in Colombia is called Dia del Amor y Amistad (love and friendship day).

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  • Dual Language Immersion Programs

    UCPS partners with Participate in providing teachers, program models, outside consultants, curriculum resources, professional development and external assessments. 


    For information about the DLI programs in UCPS, please contact:

     Jessica Garner Director

    Jessica Garner

    Director of College Readiness and Innovation
    (704) 292-7999 X 2120 (Phone)
    (704) 289-2457 (Fax)

    DLI Instructional Coach

    Donna Podgorny

    Dual Language / Immersion Instructional Coach
    (704) 290-1508 (Phone)

    Tom Bulla

    Dr. Tom Bulla Jr.

    Director of Human Resources Operations
    704-296-3073 Ext: 2204 (Phone)



  • Unionville DLI TOY

    Congratulations to Mrs. Vicky Iglesias on being named Teacher of the Year for 2017 at Unionville Elementary.

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  • For more information or any questions, please contact:

    Donna Podgorny

    Dual Language Instructional Coach

    Email: donna.podgorny@ucps.k12.nc.us