• Students in the elementary Italian dual language immersion program spend 90% of their day learning in Italian and 10% learning in English 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. Students learn to speak, read, and write in Italian through content, not as a separate course of study. 

    The elementary Italian program is offered at Franklin Elementary School.

    For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Hong, Director, Glendale Unified Dual Language Immersion and Magnet Programs.

    GUSD Italian Dual Language Immersion Pathway