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French English Dual Language Program

Background

PS 110 launched a Dual Language French/English program in 2011 with a Kindergarten class.  In September of 2012 this first cohort moved up to the First Grade and a new cohort of students is in the current Kindergarten French Dual Language Class.  In 2016, we have kindergarten (2), first, second, third and fourth grade Dual Language classes.

The entry point for the program is Kindergarten.  (There are no dual language classes in Pre-K.)  Accepted families are asked to make a commitment to the program and to keep their child in the French Dual Language class through the end of Fifth Grade.  There are very limited seats available for French-speaking children in the First Grade and up.

Each French Dual Language class is comprised of two language populations: English-dominant students (Anglophones) and French- fluent students (Francophones). Students learn French from the teacher as well as other students.

Instruction in a Dual Language Class

Students in a DLP follow the same school-wide curriculum as all the other, non-DLP classes.  Students are instructed in French and English equally throughout the day in their classrooms.  Specialty classes such as: music, art, and computer are taught in English.

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