FLAG Program Model and Languages
Elementary FLAG Programs
90:10 Program Model – French, German, Italian, Spanish
The 90:10 program model is used in Glendale Unified dual immersion programs in which the target language of instruction uses a Latin-based alphabet (French, German, Italian, and Spanish).
Students in 90:10 FLAG programs initially receive instruction in the target language 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 the target language and 50% in English by 5th grade.
50:50 Program Model – Armenian, Japanese, Korean
The 50:50 program model is used in Glendale Unified dual immersion programs in which the target language of instruction uses an alphabet distinct from the Latin-based English alphabet (Armenian, Japanese, and Korean).
Students in 50:50 FLAG programs receive instruction in the target language for 50% of the day and in English for 50% of the day throughout elementary school.
Middle School FLAG Programs
Students wishing to continue in the FLAG program for middle school, take a language arts class in their target language as an elective. Some middle school FLAG programs offer a second core-content subject, such as history/social studies or science, in the target language. Visit the page for each language to learn more about specific pathways available.
High School World Language Programs
All FLAG languages are available as world language course offerings at the high school level. Students may continue taking advanced language courses as their elective and most languages offer a capstone exam for potential college credit. Students are also eligible to earn a Seal of Biliteracy in their target language.