GlendaleUnified School District

California

Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG)
 
Dr. Kelly King, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services   | E-mail: KKing@gusd.net
        
Sherry Kully, Coordinator II, Student Support Services                |  E-mail: SKully@gusd.net
 
GUSD FLAG Office Phone: (818) 241-3111 ext. 1237 | Fax: (818) 547-0213

FLAG Elementary Schools:  The Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) offer dual immersion programs in the following languages:
 
ARMENIAN:

R.D. White Elementary School FLAG Armenian
744 East Doran Street, Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 241-2164 
 
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School FLAG Armenian
1540 Fifth Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 243-4279
 
FRENCH:
Contact: Ana Jones
 
Benjamin Franklin Magnet International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale
1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 243-1809
 
GERMAN:
Contact: Ana Jones
 
Benjamin Franklin Magnet International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale
1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 243-1809
 
ITALIAN: 
Contact: Ana Jones
 
Benjamin Franklin Magnet International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale
1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 243-1809
 
JAPANESE:
Contact: Aya Taylor 
 
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary FLAG Japanese
1751 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA  91208
Phone: (818) 241-2433 x1209
 
Dunsmore Elementary School FLAG Japanese
4717 Dunsmore Ave, Glendale, CA 91214
Phone: (818) 243-1809 
 
KOREAN:
Contact: Naehi Wong 
 
Monte Vista Elementary FLAG Korean 
2620 Orange Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Phone: (818) 248-2617 
 
Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Magnet and FLAG Korean 
730 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 248-2617
 
SPANISH:
Contact: Patty Anderson
PAnderson@gusd.net 
 
Thomas Edison Advanced Technology Magnet and Spanish FLAG
435 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 
Phone: (818) 241-1807 
 
Benjamin Franklin Magnet International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale
1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 243-1809
 
John Muir Elementary FLAG Spanish
912 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: (818) 241-4848 
 
 
FLAG Middle and High Schools:  The Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) offer a language maintenance program in the following languages:
 
ARMENIAN:
 
Toll Middle School FLAG Armenian
700 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA  91202
Phone: (818) 244-8414
 
Wilson Middle School FLAG Armenian
1221 Monterey Road, Glendale, CA  91206
Phone: (818)-243-4279
 
Hoover High School FLAG Armenian
651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 242-6801 
 
 
GERMAN:
Contact: Ana Jones
 
Roosevelt Middle School FLAG German
222 East Acacia Avenue, Glendale, CA  91205
Phone: (818) 242-6845

ITALIAN: 
Contact: Ana Jones
 
Roosevelt Middle School FLAG Italian
222 East Acacia Avenue, Glendale, CA  91205
Phone: (818) 242-6845
 
JAPANESE:
Contact: Aya Taylor 
 
Wilson Middle School FLAG Japanese
1221 Monterey Road, Glendale, CA  91206
Phone: (818)-243-4279
 
KOREAN:
Contact: Naehi Wong 
 
Toll Middle School FLAG Korean
700 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA  91202
Phone: (818) 244-8414
 
Hoover High School FLAG Korean
651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 242-6801 
 
SPANISH:
Contact: Patty Anderson
PAnderson@gusd.net 
 
Toll Middle School FLAG Spanish
700 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA  91202
Phone: (818) 244-8414
 
Roosevelt Middle School FLAG Spanish
222 East Acacia Avenue, Glendale, CA  91205
Phone: (818) 242-6845
 
Hoover High School FLAG Spanish
651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 242-6801 
 
 


 
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The Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) is proud to offer seven Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Dual Immersion language programs, with the goal of all participating students becoming bilingual and biliterate by the end of elementary school. Students can continue in the FLAG program into Middle and High school.
 
For Information on How to Apply to GUSD’s FLAG Programs:  Go to http://www.gusdmagnetandflag.com

 GUSD FLAG Dual Immersion History

In 2003, with the assistance of Title VII grant funds, Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) began its first Spanish Dual Language program with 18 students at Edison Elementary School, giving students the opportunity to develop bilingualism and biliteracy in both English and Spanish. Interest in the program grew steadily, and Edison added one Kindergarten class annually until 2008 when demand increased enough to warrant opening two Kindergarten Spanish Dual Immersion classes that year.

In 2009, in response to increased popularity, and with the assistance of the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) Spanish Grant, Franklin Elementary School began offering a Spanish Dual Immersion program and also added two Kindergarten Spanish classes and a first grade class. The following year, both sites filled three Kindergarten Spanish classes to capacity and had applicants on wait lists. In 2011, the District created an additional Spanish Dual Immersion program at Muir Elementary School in response to the popularity of the program and currently GUSD has over 1,000 students enrolled in Spanish Dual Immersion programs in grades TK-12.

2007-2010 were pivotal years for GUSD’s FLAG Dual Immersion programs as they gained momentum and popularity. Not only were additional sites being added, but so were multiple languages and program models. Jefferson Elementary’s Armenian Heritage Program evolved into a Dual Immersion program and expanded to a second site, R. D. White Elementary.  Mark Keppel Elementary began a Korean Dual Immersion program with two Kindergarten classes its first year and later expanded to Monte Vista Elementary. In 2013, sixth grade FLAG Korean students started at Toll Middle School and 2016 9th grade FLAG Korean students continued in the program at Hoover High School.

In addition to adding Spanish, Franklin Elementary began offering a German Dual Immersion program in 2008, Italian was added in 2009, and most recently, French was offered in the fall of 2012. Japanese Dual Immersion opened at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary in 2010 and at Dunsmore Elementary in 2014, making a total of seven Dual Immersion languages with more than 3,000 students enrolled in GUSD’s FLAG Dual Immersion programs District-wide. The two types of Dual Immersion program models available in GUSD are described below including the languages and sites offered as well as the year the programs began. 


90/10 PROGRAM MODEL

The 90/10 program model is used in GUSD’s Dual Immersion programs in which the alphabet of the target language of instruction is Latin-based. Students in 90/10 FLAG Dual Immersion programs receive initial instruction in the non-English target language for 90% of the day starting in Kindergarten and 10% in English (30 minutes per day). The percentage of English increases annually until 50% of the day is taught in English and 50% in the target language by 5th and 6th grade. Initial content and literacy instruction takes place in the non-English language. As students progress to upper elementary, content is divided between English and the target language.

90/10 FLAG Italian, French, German, and Spanish

Contacts-

  • Italian, French, German – Ana Jones AJones@gusd.net (Franklin International Foreign Language Academy (IFLAG) (818) 243-1809)
  • Spanish – Patty Anderson PAnderson@gusd.net (818) 241-4848 (Franklin International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (IFLAG) Elementary School, Edison Advanced Technology Magnet and Spanish FLAG Elementary School, Muir Elementary School, Toll Middle School, Hoover High School)

Italian, French, German and Spanish are 90/10 Dual Immersion programs offered at Franklin Elementary School. Spanish is also available at Edison and Muir Elementary Schools.  In 2010, with the assistance of a FLAP grant, FLAG Spanish expanded into Toll Middle School where 33% (2 periods) of the day is taught in Spanish. The FLAG Spanish program has extended into Hoover High School where students are continuing their foreign language studies in Spanish. Franklin FLAG students are currently taking German, Italian or Spanish Language Arts at Roosevelt Middle School. 

Italian, French, German and Spanish videos coming soon 


50/50 PROGRAM MODEL

The 50/50 program model is used in GUSD’s Dual Immersion programs in which the target language of instruction uses an alphabet distinct from the Latin based English alphabet. Students in 50/50 FLAG dual immersion programs receive English instruction for 50% of the day and target language instruction for the remaining 50% throughout elementary school. Literacy and content area subjects are taught in both languages and are divided by time and/or content.

50/50 FLAG Armenian and Armenian Heritage

In 2006, in response to strong community interest, the Armenian Heritage Language program began at Jefferson Elementary. Four years later, in the fall of 2010, the program at Jefferson expanded into a 50/50 Armenian Dual Immersion program.  That same year, R.D. White Elementary School also opened a 50/50 Armenian Dual Immersion program for both Kindergarten and first grade students. Armenian Heritage students are taking Armenian Language Arts at Toll Middle School and Hoover High School and FLAG Armenian students from R.D. White, now at Wilson Middle School, are also taking Armenian Language Arts as they continue with the FLAG program.

50/50 FLAG Korean

Contact – Naehi Wong NWong@gusd.net (Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Magnet and FLAG Korean Elementary School (818) 244-2113, Monte Vista Elementary School (818) 248-2617, Toll Middle School (818) 241-3111 ext. 1237, Hoover High School (818) 242-6801)

In 2007, Keppel Elementary began its Korean Dual Immersion program with a three-year, Federal Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant. In 2009, a second FLAP grant was awarded to expand the FLAG Korean Program which is now offered at Keppel and Monte Vista Elementary Schools. 6th-8th grade FLAG Korean students continue their foreign language studies at Toll Middle School and Hoover High School.

Korean video coming soon 

50/50 FLAG Japanese

Contact – Aya Taylor ATaylor@gusd.net (Verdugo Woodlands (818) 241-2433, Dunsmore (818) 248-1758, Wilson Middle School (818) 244-8145)

In 2010, Verdugo Woodlands Elementary began its FLAG Japanese dual immersion program with a five-year, Federal Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant. In 2014, the district created an additional FLAG Japanese dual immersion program at Dunsmore Elementary in response to the popularity of the program.  7th grade FLAG Japanese students continue their foreign language studies at Wilson Middle School.

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