FLAG Program Model and Languages
Elementary FLAG Programs
90:10 Program Model – French, German, Italian, Spanish
The 90:10 program model is used in GUSD’s Dual Language Immersion Programs in which the target language of instruction uses a Latin-based alphabet (French, German, Italian, and Spanish).
Students in 90:10 FLAG Dual Language Immersion 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 GUSD’s Dual Language 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 Dual Language Immersion 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 like history/social studies or science in the target language. Visit the page for each language to learn more about the specific pathways available at GUSD schools.
High School World Languages
For students who wish to continue studying their target language in high school, all FLAG languages are available as world language course offerings at the high school level. Students 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.