2017 TWBI Program Orientation and School Tours
You are required to attend an orientation to TWBI before enrolling your student in the program.
Our TWBI Schools
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBI)
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBI) education has been part of SJUSD for 30 years. In SJUSD’s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program, students develop dual language proficiency by receiving instruction in English and Spanish in a classroom that is usually comprised of half native Spanish speakers and half native English speakers.
Two-way programs provide both sets of students with ample exposure to the two languages, one language at a time, allowing them to progress and attain academic excellence in both languages while gaining an appreciation for another culture and developing mastery of grade-level content standards.
TWBI Program Goals:
● Develop fluency in communication and literacy in two languages, Spanish and English.
● Acquire knowledge in all academic subjects as outlined by the National Common Core Academic Standards.
● Cultivate understanding and appreciation of other cultures, inspire self-esteem, and strengthen positive attitudes among students, their families and the community.
Resources for Parents
● Download our bilingual programs brochure
● Descargue nuestro folleto de programas bilingües
● Download an article from Georgetown University on raising bilingual children
● Descargue un artículo de la Universidad de Georgetown sobre la educación de niños bilingües
In an effort to maximize instructional time and to provide improved opportunities to monitor progress across programs and language groups, the district has made adjustments in the assessment requirements at the elementary level. Below you will find a matrix, segmented by instructional program, denoting the various assessments administered in Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. Please note the APRENDA test for English speakers in Two Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) programs has been replaced with the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (K-2) and Curriculum Associates Spanish Assessment (3rd-5th) as it provides us with the unique opportunity to track the progress of both Spanish and English speakers using the same assessment.