Push for Second Language Immersion in Wyo. Schools

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A group of parents and educators in the Natrona County School District are hoping to start a program to teach elementary school in a foreign language for half of each day.

Students in dual-language immersion programs spend 50 percent of class time learning not just a second language but subjects such as math, civics and science — all taught only in the second language. They also spend a large portion of time learning English language skills and review all subjects in English each day.

A task force comprised of parents and educators seeks NCSD permission to find out if enough parents and educators are interested in starting a local program. The group plans a presentation to the district’s subcommittee for curriculum and instruction on Dec. 10.

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