School Uniqueness Russian-American International School prepares students through a bilingual integrated curriculum with a strong emphasis in Math. Russian and English speaking teachers cooperatively teach each grade level to meet school and state guidelines. Art, music and physical activities are systematically integrated into learning activities. Students spend half of their day learning in Russian and half of their day in English. Skills in both languages are taught and reinforced as part of instructional units.
What is Language Immersion Language immersion is a way of teaching language by completely immersing the learner in that language for significant periods of time. The learner will hear only the target language for both regular conversation (i.e. talk about getting dressed and eating meals), as well as subject matter learning (i.e. math and science). Research shows that with language immersion, young children learn their second language the same way they learned their first - by listening, absorbing, imitating, and then trying it out.