Welcome to the TSD Dual Language Immersion Programs Wikispace

What is Dual Language Immersion?

Elementary which teach general academic content in the target language, where language proficiency is a parallel outcome. The target language is the medium for content instruction rather than the subject of the instruction. Literacy in both the native and target languages are developed in parallel. Individual districts design programs with specific but differing percentages of English and target language instruction in a school day or week. Also known as dual language immersion, partial immersion, two-way immersion.

How is the Thompson Dual Language Immersion Program organized?

An immersion program where approximately 50 percent of the school day and the curriculum is taught in the target language, and the other 50 percent is taught in English.

Why Dual Language Immersion?

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TSD Dual Language Immersion Parent Advocacy Group-organized by parents:

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Parent Group Advocacy Meetings: These meetings are run and organized by parents.
  1. Oct 25, 2017 Truscott Elementary-6:30 pm
  2. April 19,, 2018-Cottonwood Plains Elementary-6:30 pm

TSD DLI Programs

  1. Truscott Elementary School
  2. Cottonwood Plains Elementary School

TSD DLI Principals

  1. Karen Hanford, Truscott Elementary
  2. Eric Harting, Cottonwood Plains Elementary

TSD DLI Teachers

  1. Adriana Contreras, Truscott Elementary, Spanish, Kindergarten
  2. Martha Marshall, Truscott Elementary, English, Kindergarten
  3. Leticia Gronlund, Truscott Elementary, Spanish, 1st Grade
  4. Deborah Grafel, Truscott Elementary, English 1st Grade
  5. Ida Weber Truscott Elementary, Spanish, 2nd Grade
  6. Scott Rourke, Truscott Elementary, English, 2nd Grade
  7. Todd Bessey, Truscott Elementary, Instructional Coach
  8. Yesenia Perez, Cottonwood Plains Elementary, Spanish, Kindergarten
  9. Kaitlyn Chambers Cottonwood Plains Elementary, English, Kindergarten
  10. Andrea Boyd, Cottonwood Plains Elementary, Spanish, 1st Grade
  11. Laura Yaussi, Cottonwood Plains Elementary, English, 1st Grade
  12. Margaret Angulo, Cottonwood Plains Elementary, Spanish, 2nd Grade
  13. Laura Bylund, Cottonwood Plains Elementary, English, 2nd Grade
  14. Cottonwoods Plains Elementary, Instructional Coach


  1. Toni Theisen


  1. ACTFL-American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (national world language organization and research center)
  2. NCSSFL-National Council of Sate Supervisors of Foreign Language
  3. CCFLT-Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers
  4. CDE-Colorado Dept of Education


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