FLAG Italian Dual Language Immersion Program

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    The FLAG Italian program began at Franklin Elementary School in 2009. Italian was the third of four languages added to the International Foreign Language Academy Magnet program at Franklin. The program focuses on high levels of language proficiency in English and Italian.

     

    FLAG Italian Program Pathway

    FLAG Italian Pathway

     

    Elementary FLAG Program

     

    The FLAG Italian program follows a 90:10 Dual Language Immersion model in elementary school. Students initially receive instruction in Italian for 90% of the day and in English for 10% of the day starting in kindergarten. The percentage of English increases annually until 50% of the day is taught in Italian and 50% in English by 5th grade. Italian language is taught both for language acquisition and content instruction.

     

    Careful consideration is given to the selection and planning of the content areas and themes that are taught in Italian. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching Italian.

     

    FLAG Italian Elementary School: Franklin ES

     

    Middle School FLAG Program

     

    Students who wish to continue in the FLAG Italian program for middle school take an Italian Language Arts class as an elective.

     

    FLAG Italian Middle School: Roosevelt MS

     

    High School World Languages

     

    Students who wish to continue their Italian studies into high school may take Italian language as an elective. Courses will available through AP Italian Language as our current FLAG students matriculate to AP level. Students will also be eligible to take the AP Italian exam and earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Italian.

     

    Italian language offered at the following high school: Hoover HS

     

  • To apply for one of GUSD's FLAG programs, visit GUSDMagnetandFlag.com.

    To view teaching opportunities at GUSD FLAG schools, visit EdJoin.