Spanish Immersion Program
With fluency in a second language, your child’s opportunities are endless.
Franklin County Schools is excited to offer the dual language immersion program in Spanish. Dual language immersion provides an attractive option for all parents and guardians who want to offer their children the competitive advantage of being able to speak two languages fluently. Parents wishing to enroll their child in the program must start during the child's kindergarten year. Once enrolled, students spend 50 to 90 percent of their day fully immersed in Spanish with a highly qualified, native Spanish-speaking teacher. Within months, students in the program begin to develop conversational Spanish-speaking abilities!
According to recent studies, children who learn two languages benefit from high academic achievement, language proficiency, increased critical thinking skills, increased cognitive development, and greater cultural sensitivity.
Partnership with Participate Learning
Franklin County Schools partners with Participate Learning to provide support for Dual Language Immersion. Participate Learning’s mission is to create global, cultural, and language connections that prepare students to become globally competitive for their future careers and success. For over 40 years, Participate Learning has partnered with schools and districts to offer dual language curriculum resources, teacher training, overseas hiring, and support services. Educators have used Participate Learning’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition, and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that empower teachers and inspire students to make an impact on a global scale.
- What is a dual language immersion program?
- What is a 90:10 program?
- What are the benefits of a dual language immersion program?
- Will my child be confused?
- How will my child’s English language and literacy skills be affected by learning in Spanish?
- How can I help my child at home if I don’t speak Spanish?
- How long should my child stay in the dual language immersion program?
- Will transportation be available for my child?