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Bilingual Programs in Public and Private Schools

A growing number of public and private schools in the United States offer bilingual language immersion programs. Designed for children of many backgrounds including English speakers, bilingual students, and French native speakers who do not yet speak English, these immersion programs offer students the opportunity to take classes in both English and French. Because subjects such as math, science or history are taught in French in these immersion programs, French becomes the medium of instruction rather than a foreign language.

There are over 120 schools in 27 states and 80 cities nationwide offer instruction in both French and English in both public and charter schools. These programs include French immersion bilingual programs for non-French speakers and dual-language education programs for Francophones and Anglophones.

For more information, please visit the Center for Applied Linguistics’ website at

Bilingual Programs K-12