FLAG German Dual Language Immersion Program
The FLAG German program began at Franklin Elementary School in 2008. German was the first 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 German.
FLAG German Program Pathways
Elementary FLAG Program
The FLAG German program follows a 90:10 Dual Language Immersion model in elementary school. Students initially receive instruction in German 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 German and 50% in English by 5th grade. German 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 German. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching German.
FLAG German Elementary School: Franklin ES
Middle School FLAG Program
Students who wish to continue in the FLAG German program for middle school take a German Language Arts class as an elective.
FLAG German Middle School: Roosevelt MS
High School World Languages
Students who wish to continue their German studies into high school may take German language as an elective. Courses are available through AP German Language. Students are also eligible to take the AP German exam and earn the Seal of Biliteracy in German.
German language offered at the following high school: Crescenta Valley HS