Preparing Our Students for Their Future
The Japanese program began at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary in 2010, and expanded to Dunsmore Elementary in 2014. The program focuses on high levels of language proficiency in English and Japanese.
For more information, contact Aya Taylor, Teacher Specialist
The Dual Language Immersion Japanese program follows a 50:50 Dual Language Immersion model in elementary school. Students receive instruction in Japanese for 50% of the day and in English for 50% of the day. The Japanese 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 Japanese. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching Japanese.
Elementary School Offering Japanese: Dunsmore ES, Verdugo Woodlands ES
Students who wish to continue in the Dual Language Immersion Japanese program for middle school take a Japanese Language Arts class as an elective.
Middle School Offering Japanese: Wilson MS
Students who wish to continue their Japanese studies into high school may take the Japanese language as an elective. Courses will be available through AP Japanese Language as our current Dual Language Immersion students matriculate to the AP level. Students will also be eligible to take the AP Japanese exam and earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Japanese.
Japanese language is offered at the following high school: Glendale HS